I went to the college of my choice- I'm posting from my dorm there right now actually- but only after promising my parents to never use the computers there for anything other than school work, and agreeing to let them drop me out if they should find that I've betrayed my word.
You should also now that I now jump every time my cell phone rings, in fear of it being my parents telling me that they're coming to take me home, now.
You must realize, of course, that this account has been abridged for time and expediency and flavored by my own preconceptions of the events as they happened- if you asked my parents, they would of course give a very different account of what happened.
So- in conclusion, how did 4chan change my life?
I believe it ultimately changed my life for the better- I found friends, my first real friends, over the internet and established more amongst my schoolmates as I looked for emotional support my family no longer provided.
I learned that the measure of a man is not by his wealth or his ranking, but by his honor, and his insistence to stand up for what he believes in no matter what.
I learned that the freedom to make your own decisions also comes with the freedom to accept the responsibility of your actions.
I also learned that my parents are fucking psychopath.