I am 17 years old and just graduated from school, I have a job that pays $15.00 dollars an hour working 8 hour days. I have to be up at 3 am to get ready and catch a bus and be at work at 6 am. I work in Commercial Carpentry working with concrete forms scraping the plywood clean and cutting it to size out in the summer sun. I get off at 2 pm and get home at 4:00 pm to have to go to bed at 7 to get my 8 hours of sleep all to make $100 dollars a day. All my friends are telling me to come out and party and have fun its the summer time but I can't cause i am too tired to do anything on the weekends. While on the other hand my mother and sister are telling me I have to work its life. My sister said I was stupid to think I should just take the summer off it being the last summer before I am 18 years old. I would just like a third opinion Am I being stupid, is this life? Does it get better? Should I continue to work and make lots of money(15 dollars is a lot at my age)? Does money truly buy Happiness?