*If you are more fortunate than others, it’s better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
*A lot of people can get away with not studying in high school.
Way less people can get away with not studying in college.
*There is no greater indicator of poverty and poor financial decisions than custom wheels on your car.
*In high school people will praise you a lot if you are gifted. After high school people only give a shit about you if you work hard.
Don’t be lazy. Being talented doesn’t mean shit if you aren’t willing to work your ass off.
*You’re not entitled to anything.
*Learn to cook. Save yourself some money.
*Things cost money. I know this sounds stupid but it’s true. You will spend a little here and there and then suddenly you realize you are down a lot of money.
*As a young child, you think adults know everything. When you’re a teenager, you think you know everything. When you’re an adult, you realize that neither you nor anyone else knows anything.
*No matter how hard it gets, the majority of the time it’s best to try and be good to another person, even if they don’t deserve it.
*Plenty of people you think are cool right now will grow up to be losers.
*Don’t delude yourself in any job you might do, because:
YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE EXPENDABLE.
With very, very, few people being an exception to this.
*Learn Cost Benefit Analysis and use it as much as you can. Some battles aren’t worth fighting, even if you’re “right.” Learn which things are worth the time and effort and which things should be let go. You’ll find that most battles people fight are a giant waste of time, money and energy. Make sure you have a goal worth pursuing.
*Learn empathy. You don’t know what makes people act the way they do. If you try to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, you might find yourself acting a bit more compassionately. While you’re at it, try being kinder to people. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Don’t take every slight against you so personally. Don’t take yourself so seriously–no else does.
Found on Ask Reddit.