and i thought since i didn't turn out all that bad that maybe i could give some high school students some advice.
1. stop listening to your shit music.
instead i recommend n'sync, britney, backstreet boys, and christina.
it didn't fail me then and it hasn't failed me now.
2. listen to your parents.
i swear they're not out to get you.
they're most likely trying to ensure that you're not getting knocked up or getting someone else knocked up.
3. stop trying to be cooler than everything.
you're actually not cool at all. trust me.
reflect back in five years and you'll know exactly what i'm talking about.
4. get a fucking job.
and get used to it.
5. curfews aren't your enemy.
i guarantee that denny's at 1am isn't better than being cocooned in your own bed.
6. don't be a shit-head to people.
being nice will get you everywhere. i promise.
and it's not actually all that difficult.
7. stop hanging out at the mall.
you get in the way of everyone else.
and we all know the money you're spending is just money you managed to shake down from your parents.
make room for the people that have their own, actual money to spend.
*if you'd like your own money please see number four.*
8. don't rush into adulthood.
i swear to god it's not all that it's cracked up to be.
grown up life is filled with bills, and responsibility, and bullshit.
9. ask people to a dance in a normal manner.
you are not on laguna beach. you do not need a banner hung over a major highway.
do it the old fashioned way and like actually talk to them to their face.
10. if you think you're trying. try a little harder.
try to work a bit harder, try to care about people a little more, try to be less selfish.
believe me when i say it will work to your benefit in the future.
|couple of high school lovers|
if you could give high school students a bit of advice -
what would it be?
p.s. happy valentines day.
and if you're around me and you pronounce it "valentimes" expect me to punch you in the throat.