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We learn a lot throughout our life. But life lessons are something that we learn through experience and not from any book or lecture. And these lessons help us survive, help us move ahead in life. And teenage is one those life experiences. It shapes the person we are going to be tomorrow.
If you were incredible at everything you did, your life would be monotonous. The people around you wouldn't be able to appreciate, as they have always seen a perfect "You". The prospect of failure makes reaching the finish line so much more rewarding; you need to learn to accept criticism. You need to experience growth.
Heartbreak compels people to evaluate themselves. While a broken heart will mean something different for every person, it will be the pivot in changing a person. Unfortunately, it's likely to happen more than once - and it'll sting every single time.
I used to be the king of arguments, but my parents were right about pretty much everything: The people from whom I should have stayed away, the things that really matter in life, the things I would regret and its consequences.
You will learn the value of friends at this age. As a child, you don't really pick your friends, but you can as a teenager. Picking friends who would stick by you is very important.
It's the truth. It's important to demand and know the truth. You feel best about yourself when you're honest.
With sadness comes grief, but eventually acceptance will lead you back on the road to happiness. Maybe reality didn't meet your expectations, or people didn't meet your expectations. But overthinking things will stop opportunities.
I also learned that life would not always be easy. There would be hard times, and getting through them says a lot about who you are as a person.
From sports teams and friendships, I learned that dedication was important. Being committed to something really showed your character, especially when things were hard.
The world seems to grow quite a bit between the ages 12 and 20. Suddenly, you will know about other countries, other occupations, and many things you had never known before. You will see that life has almost a limitless amount of opportunities.
There will be surprises in your life. Mind you! They can be bad ones too. You need to carry on you life through these surprises. Life Is Like "EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED" .