Trust me when I tell you that you want to learn the easy way.
1. It is not okay to cram study the night before a huge important test.
It's not going to work out the way you wanted, you're going to forget everything and you will be hugely disappointed with your grade.
2. Those people that talk crap about you behind your back, yeah they’re NOT your friends.
You might be at the very least civil to one another, but don't take that as friendship. If they once talked bad behind your back, chances are they are still doing it.
3. Your health IS important.
Don't take your health for granted. It's something that can be ripped away so easily by just one mistake or one misstep. It's incredibly important to put yourself and your health first.
4. Don’t judge someone based on what you hear from others.
This is essentially the same thing as don't judge a book by its cover. But let's be real, there is a reason that gets used all the time. People have different parts of their lives that they keep shoved away, you can never truly know what is going on in someone's life.
5. Relationships can get messy.
And when I say messy, believe me. Messy. This also includes other people's relationships. Stay out of them. Please. Things can go so wrong so fast. Take it from me.
6. Treat people how you want to.
Bear in mind the 'Golden Rule'. Treat others how you would want to be treated. Referring back to #4. You don't know what is going on in their life. Please, treat other people well.
7. Things change, and it’s scary. But you need to roll with it.
Things can change in your life, school, work, or anywhere. It's incredibly important to adapt to your situation and to be able to 'roll with the punched'. There are many things in life that are not in your control.
8. Balance. Balance is key in life.
If I've learned anything so far in this life it's that things in moderation are the best. Not too much chocolate (even though this is extremely hard). Maybe half a chocolate bar and a bowl of strawberries. The same thing applies in other aspects of life. Partying vs Studying. Going out vs. Staying in. Balance is THE key to life, take it from me.
Through many experiences, I've learned these things. Some will agree because they've had experiences similar. I urge you to take these to heart. Please, take it from me.