Things adults think teens should know…

This is actually some good stuff.


  • “I’ve said this before, but it’s important: When someone says you ‘can’t’ do something in your life, it means they couldn’t do it, not that you can’t.”
  • “It’s okay to say no to ANYONE. Do not let anyone in your life guilt-trip you into doing something you don’t want to do or that you’re uncomfortable with.”
  • “If you don’t have a passion yet, try learning new skills. You just might find your passion, or at least something you’re good at!”
  • “It’s exactly as lame NOT to do something you want to do because it’s ‘too mainstream’ as it is to do something only because the ‘cool kids are doing it.'”
  • “Failing is okay.”
  • “If you have the option, learn a second language. It’s good for your brain, and it’s a lot easier when you’re young.”
  • “If you can, start trying to save money now. You will definitely thank yourself later on.”
  • “Learn to trust your gut when you find yourself in strange situations. If something feels off or wrong, it probably is. Don’t go along with something if it feels wrong.”
  • “When you make a mistake, own up to it. People are more willing to help you when you admit you did a dumb thing. This goes for school, work, and personal life. … People will always be more willing to help you if you openly communicate.”