As a superior human being, I have expertise in the field of human existence. The events I have experienced have led me to be as wise as an old owl with a monocle. The wisdom I am about to bestow upon thee is not only sacred, but coveted by those around the globe.
No, seriously, you inferior blobs of body odor and axe, I have learned some things throughout my four years of high school that may help you as you grow up…and here they are, in no particular order:
Studying—although some people feel they can do well without it—is super important. You’re going to have to study in college, so it’s better to acquire studying skills now.
Don’t hang out with people with no drive. It’ll rub off on you. Spend time with people who relate to you and share your mentality.
Get involved in school activities, even if you think you’ll be bored or won’t talk to anybody who is going. You’ll regret it when it’s your last year and you haven’t been to anything fun.
A bad test grade isn’t the end of the world. Get over it and study harder next time. Crying over one low score isn’t necessary. Your GPA will be OK, especially if you come back stronger.
Shoot your shot [with your crush, for boomer readers]. If they don’t like you, well that sucks. But at least you don’t have to see them after high school.
Doing your homework may seem insignificant in the long run, but you’ll be surprised how many points your average will go up if you don’t miss assignments. So…Do your homework, it’ll take a couple minutes out of your day.
Anything you post on the internet will stay there FOREVER. Colleges will look at your social media, so don’t be a fool. But you will.
Don’t let school work be the reason you have no social life. Strike an equal balance that allows you to have fun and do well in school. Maintain equilibrium.
College is closer than you think. Start visiting colleges now so you have less work once you’re a senior. You don’t want to be in your last year and have no sense of direction.
If you don’t have a lot of friends now, don’t fret. I made most of my friends my beginning of senior year and I haven’t been happier. It takes a while to learn where you belong.
High school is where you grow up, where you learn and where you thrive. College isn’t as far away as you think. Stay on top of your game. Be prepared. And most importantly—enjoy yourself.