If your school friends keep dragging you down and pulling you back and make you feel bad about ‘growing too fast’, fire them!
You grow up.
And pick a path that your friends don’t want.
They want to stay where they are.
They want to be comfortable.
You don’t want to. It’s okay!
You are doing NOTHING wrong.
It’s not being a culprit. Nor is it being selfish.
It is simply being aware. And respecting yourself.
If your friends don’t get to see that, perhaps it’s time you get to see that they aren’t friends any more. Don’t feel guilty for not wanting them in your life.