30 Adults Share The Advice They Think Every Teenager Should Know


“When you get to driving you need to realize that the laws of physics apply to you. They aren’t out to get you, they’re just indifferent. Slow the fuck down and don’t horse around, you’re driving a very heavy machine at speeds we did not evolve to deal with. Be safe.” –faceeatingleopard


“If you are assaulted on campus, notify the police, not campus security.” –cannibal87


“The general advice to “not be an asshole” will get you further in life than you would expect considering how easy it is.” –JADW27


“I graduated 10 years ago from high school and none of those people are in my life now. So take your time being you and grow your self esteem and talents now over wasting time trying to impress those pricks you won’t even remember in a few months after graduation.” –Ehwearehere


“While you shouldn’t believe those who say these gonna be the best years of your life, try to make the most of it, to enjoy the ride.

Don’t be ashamed of your hobbies and passions ; those who make fun of that can go fuck themselves.

Every feeling you have deserves to be expressed in any constructive manner.

Don’t fear rejection from those you like/love. Tell them and come what may.” –drDjausdr


“Learn to trust your gut when in strange situations. If something feels off / wrong, it probably is. Don’t go along with something if it feels wrong.” –holydumpsterfire451


“Hold yourself to your own standards. If you wouldn’t let anyone treat your friends/family like trash, then don’t do it yourself. If you feel learning is a positive thing, then learn on the daily. If you value work and security, then give yourself security through work. If you expect others to be intelligent and to care, then you should be intelligent and caring. Hold yourself accountable for how you want the world to be. Be a part of the world you want to live in.” –K–Will


“Regarding sleep, teens need more of it than adults and school schedules disrupt their sleep, so don’t blame yourself about feeling like you ‘slept your teen years away’. No amount of “good habits” would have changed the fact you needed the extra sleep! Especially those morning hours!” –KiloJools


“Know your rights, so when the illegal shit happens you can recognize it.” –dethmaul


“Always take your lunch break. There’s never a time where its “too busy” for you to take a lunch/break. They have to give you one for a full shift and at least a break for every 4 hours. Don’t let them tell you otherwise.” –9erInLKN