That great tan you’ve got now may just kill you when you’re older. Use sunscreen and avoid the cancer.
32. Don’t look down on people.
People may have less money, clothes, toys and stuff than you but that doesn’t make them less of a person. Keep in mind that there are a lot of people out there that have much more than you do.
33. Take responsibility for your actions.
Admit to what you’ve done, good or bad. If you’ve made a mistake, own up to it and make it right. You should also feel good about the good things you’ve done.
34. Jealousy is bad.
Don’t hate someone because of their success.
35. Listen and learn from your elders.
Believe it or not, they were kids too. They know what it’s like to grow up and all the troubles and stress that go with it. They may have been in a different time but the feelings and stress they experienced then are the same as what you’re going through now.
36. The perfect family is only on TV and in the movies.
Life’s problems do not go away after an hour, so don’t get upset when things don’t go the way you want. Your family may not be perfect but they’re yours so make the best of it.
37. “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.”
– John Lennon, “Beautiful Boy”
38. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Believe it or not, you don’t know everything but there is a good chance that there is someone who can help. If you’re having trouble with school work, ask a friend or your teacher. If you’re being bullied, ask for help from your teacher, your parents or the police. If you need help coping with the pressure you’re feeling at home, talk to your teacher who will show you where to go for help. If you are on drugs or drink alcohol, there are social agencies there to help you. Just ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness but of courage. The courage to say you need help.
39. You have two ears and one mouth. Use them in proportion.
You will always learn and understand more if you listen more than you speak.
40. The things you do can affect people for the rest of their lives.
Hurting someone physically or mentally can affect a person for the rest of their lives in a very bad way. Doing something nice and helpful for someone can make their lives a little better. Which would you prefer?