Good Read: Adults Share Some Wisdom With Teens


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Three teenagers taking a selfie on their mobile phone taken from the phone's perspective with hand in view of the camera. Two friends lean in from both sides with main woman smiling and laughing openly while the picture is taken, all smiling at camera

There are certain things about life you really don’t learn until you are an adult, and now adults everywhere are sharing what they are.

It all started when someone on Reddit posed the question "Adults of Reddit, what is something every teenager needs to know?,” and folks on the site chimed in with some really insightful suggestions. 

They include:

1) "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."

2) "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."

3) "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!"

4) "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.'"

5) "Failing is okay."

6) "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."

7) "If you can, start trying to save money now. You will definitely thank yourself later on."

8) "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."

9) "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."

10) "Cashiers don't care if you buy condoms." 

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