17 Things I’ve Learned So Far
Love yourself. You have to be there for yourself. In the end, you’re the only person you’ve got.
Love others. A life full of hate isn’t one worth living. Surround yourself with good people, and learn to be forgiving.
Do what you love. Write a book. Write a play. Star in a play, or two, or ten. Travel around the world. Learn a new language. Learn calculus. Teach calculus. Dance. Write songs. Whatever you love most, follow your dreams because you have one life to make them come true.
Own a pet. Whether it’s a dog or cat or a fish or a rock, it’s nice to have someone just listen.
Do well in school. Get straight A’s.
It’s ok to get a C on your report card.
Learn to cook, and feed your body right. Be healthy and do your squats and cardio. Your body will thank you.
Sometimes you just really need some chocolate or some ice cream. Or chocolate ice cream.
Kiss who you want. That boy who sits in front of you in homeroom, or across from you at lunch. The girl who lives up the street, or across the country. Go get ‘em, tiger.
Make time for your friends. They are important.
Take a nap for an hour, or a day. Sometimes you really need rest, and that’s okay.
Love your mother and your father.
Be nice to your siblings. They’re your lifelong best friends.
Watch 100 different movies. Watch the same movie 100 times. Learn all the lines. Analyze the characters, the color schemes, the costume designs, the soundtracks.
Laugh a lot. Laugh loudly. Snort. Chuckle. Laugh until your stomach hurts.
Don’t trust everyone you meet. Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve.
Stand up for yourself. Stand up for what’s right. Put up a fight for what you love most. Don’t live life with regret. Keep going. Move forward. Live.