4 Things Every High School Student Needs To Know
Start writing a post
Student Life

4 Things Every High School Student Needs To Know

Stay true to who you are, and you'll be fine.

4 Things Every High School Student Needs To Know
Florida Politics

Coming from a senior, I can tell you that throughout high school you will have so many different experiences, and whether you like it or not, things are going to change. So here's some advice I have for high school students:

1. Not caring isn't cool

What's the point of going to school if you aren't going to try? I don't know about you but the only reason I put up with 8 hour days, rude teachers, tons of homework, and lots of studying, is so eventually I can go off to college and make something great of myself. Not saying that you have to go to college to be someone great, but for me, college is the first step in pursuing my dreams. So don't think just because that boy in your 1st period is talking about how he never does his work and skips every day that that's the "cool" thing to do. Study hard, and get your job as a student done.

2. You will lose friends, but you will also gain some

Yes, it is inevitable. When you get into high school you will lose friends. Each of you will change; it can be your priorities and values, or quite frankly you may just stop liking each other. But the good news is you will also gain friends. Some of my best friends now are people that I didn't even meet until my sophomore year and I couldn't ask for better people to have in my life. So don't worry if you notice you and your middle school friend group drifting apart because I promise someone will come along that's more fit for the person you've grown into.

3. Don't keep negative people in your life

It sucks to let go of people you love, I know, but sometimes it's necessary. Whether it's a boyfriend/girlfriend or a friend, if they aren't treating you with the respect that you deserve then why keep them around? If the people you surround yourself with are constantly putting you down and making you feel self-conscious then why not let them go? Sometimes it can be scary to withdraw yourself from a group of friends that you've always been a part of. It can also be hard to find a new set of people to spend all your time with, so when your kind of in the middle of friend groups, use that time to truly find yourself and discover what type of person you want in your life. In the long run, removing people who spread negativity all the time from your life and finding some who radiate positivity, will bring you so much more happiness than sticking with the group that puts you down, just because that's what you're used to. Go out and find the people that make sure you know that you are loved and that encourage you to be the best version of yourself.

4. Don't forget who you are

Throughout high school rumors will be spread and drama will always be present. People aren't always going to like what you have to say, or what you're wearing, or what you choose to be a part of. People are going to talk bad about you (even some "friends") and you're going to get hurt. But in the midst of all of the chaos, the most important thing to remember and the best piece of advice I can give is don't forget who you are. People are going to talk no matter what you do so why not just be yourself? High school can become a lot harder if you lose who you are trying to impress someone else. Don't do something that you promised yourself you'd never do just because everyone else was doing it, and don't listen to anyone who tells you that you're stupid for doing something that you love.

So work hard, be open to meeting new people, don't be afraid to drift away from people, and as cliche as it sounds, stays true to who you are and you will be just fine.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

Kinder Self - Eyes

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Ancient Roman Kings: 7 Leaders of Early Rome

The names and dates of the reigns of the first four kings, as well as the alternation of Sabin and Latin names, are more legendary than historical. The last three kings, of Etruscan origin, have an existence which seems less uncertain.

inside ancient roman building
Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

It is evident that all this is only a legend although archeology shows us little by little that these kings if they did not exist as the ancient history, describes them, have at least in the very Outlines were real as chief of a shepherd’s tribe. The period when kings ruled Rome could estimate at 245 years.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments