As you grow up, you learn a lot about the in's and out's of societal normality's and what is expected of yourself as a person in each stage of adolescence. I know that it can be tricky, because most of the time I lie in bed at night reminiscing on the path I chose to walk down and how utterly wrong I was. I can't even tell you how many situations I've handled so poorly and the person I am today would treat so differently. As I learned all of this the hard way I began to compose a list of some of the basic advice that seems super self explanatory, but I had to learn from causing prodigious messes.
1. People in relationships are off limits forever. You just stay away from them because given enough time every relationship is doomed to fall apart.
2. The worst is always yet to come, but it always eventually arrives, and at that point you regroup and pull your life together once again.
3. The possibility of "what if" is strong enough to motivate even the most apathetic of us to accomplish tasks we never believed possible.
4. The secret to being boring is to tell everyone everything you know.
5. We compare the lowest moments of our lives to the highlights of everyone else's lives.