Nothing good happens after midnight.
My dad used to say that to me CONSTANTLY when I was growing up and I always thought he was just being old-fashioned.
But it turns out the old man was right…yet again…
As they say, father knows best!
What is some good life advice for teenagers?
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this.
1. Run for it!
“When the s**t hits the fan… LEAVE.
Don’t wait for the cops to show up.”
2. Life skills.
“Learn how to learn.
If school is hard for you, there are study techniques that can help. Get a tutor – this can be a classmate or a friend that gets good grades – it doesn’t have to cost a lot.
If school is easy for you, you’re going to have your a** handed to you freshman year of college (this was me!). Take harder classes, if available. Find something you’re bad at, and then try to get good at it.
Also, make sure you have basic life skills before you leave home.
Cooking, cleaning, laundry.”
“Getting rich off social media or YouTube or streaming is like trying to go pro in a sport, it’s not a real plan.”
4. Good advice.
“Don’t become a teen parent, don’t get involved with teen parents, get a job and save money, don’t let social media turn you into a mindless clone.”
5. Be active.
“Young guys should exercise more often since their younger bodies more primed to build muscles than their later years.”
6. College life.
“You don’t have to go to a 4 year university to be successful.
The first 2 years of college are a giant test of time management skills.
Just f**king go to class, do the assignments, and you will be fine.
Also, have fun.”
“Avoid excessive drinking and drugs.
This is a big k**ler.
If you can do this, you’ll be better off than many.”
8. Circle of life.
“Be okay with d**th and loss – work on it.
A lot of people suffer and delude themselves because they can’t cope with loss, but it is a natural part of life.
It’s okay to grieve, to be sad and to show it. If someone gives you a hard time about being sad – they’re a terrible person.”
9. There you go.
“Eat whatever you friggin’ want, but watch your cholesterol and exercise regularly to avoid obesity.
30-45 minutes a day.”
10. Enjoy yourself.
“Go out and do fun things.
Like physically get out of your house and go do something mischievous. My creative glands were killed long ago but just do funny things like have a nerf war in a park or bring chairs to a hill and watch the sunset or bring a speaker to the woods and dance.
Before you know it people get busy with work, and kids, and family, and you won’t be able to do fun stuff as much.”
11. Get busy in the kitchen.
Practice a few recipes with some healthy dishes.
It’s amazing how much money you can save cooking a head of brocolli and steaming a little rice instead of buying prepackaged foods or going out to eat.”
12. Dos and don’ts.
“Don’t get in a serious relationship too soon.
Don’t be afraid to be you, care about how you feel and not what other people think of you.
Don’t get into hard drugs.
Don’t take your body for granted, it’s not gonna stay that way forever.
Do put your phone away and enjoy the moment.
Do travel as much as you can.”
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