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What I Wish I Knew At Age 13

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 13. If it's good advice, hit the upvote button. The number next to it indicates the age the author wrote it at. Feel like there's something missing? Add a new message!



Hey 13 year old, When someone makes eye contact with you (friend, crush, schoolmate) don't look away, smile at them. Chances are, they'll smile back at you.
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Hey 13 year old, When people say mean things to you or treat you badly, it is more about them than it is about you. They are the ones hurting on the inside and insecure. Hang in there. Get through it. You have a full life to live.
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Hey 13 year old, Want to build passive income
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Hey 13 year old, Don't be insecure. You are incomparable. Something good is waiting for you.
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Hey 13 year old, First of all don't get into a relationship until you are financially independent it may sound absurd to you now.. but money matters whether you are a girl or a boy.
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Hey 13 year old, hi
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Hey 13 year old, What is the choices of our study's
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Hey 13 year old, Don't pressurize yourself for study. As long as you are getting more than passing marks it's always okay. And give yourself freedom of thinking what you wanna do in future.. its the right time for you to make a solid base for your career.
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Hey 13 year old, I want to be as IAS
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Hey 13 year old, learn to play music instruments, don't be afraid of dancing, do things you wanna do not what everyone else is doing, surround yourself with people who add things to your knowledge... aim for the long run not popular stuff.
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Hey 13 year old, Be Happy
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Hey 13 year old, Just focus on your studies. You might wanna enjoy right now but you should work hard at this age
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Hey 13 year old, How to play soccer like messi
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Hey 13 year old, Don't make fun of anyone's looks.
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Hey 13 year old, You're technically a teenager now, but just know that teenagers in movies and films aren't realistic for most teens, in a world where teenage films are usually made by middle aged adults assuming they know what teenagers today are actually like.
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Hey 13 year old, This is going to be awkward, but you are going to have to learn about how puberty works somehow from a trusted source (like a doctor on the internet), even if your parents or school is unwilling to talk about it.
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Hey 13 year old, Do not trust much older people on the internet who want to be "romantic" with you, even if they tell you "you're mature for your age." The internet is a dangerous place for 13 year olds, so beware.
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Hey 13 year old, Heyyy
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Hey 13 year old, You are going to learn that the adults you've looked up to in your life are flawed and as human as you, but that doesn't mean they can't teach you anything in life. Though it's true that some adults are worth trusting more than others.
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Hey 13 year old, You are going to meet more people who are very different, but different doesn't mean wrong, and being the same doesn't mean right. Either of these can be wrong or right, but difference or similarity alone doesn't tell you anything.
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Hey 13 year old, Whether you're a boy or girl, your value is not defined by your own appearance. It's okay to express yourself through fashion, but remember the good parts of you that doesn't have anything to do with your appearance too.
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Hey 13 year old, Remember as you grow up, to not lose the imagination, wonder, humor and sense of fun or curiosity you have right now. Too many people lose it as they get older. You can be different.
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Hey 13 year old, No matter what family, teachers or even parents say, it is not right to discriminate based on one's race, gender, sexuality, age, class, religion, disability, appearance and more. Adults who say so are not to be trusted.
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Hey 13 year old, A basic life lesson is best learned early. If you try a solution for something then it works, it works, no matter what others say. If you try something, and it doesn't work, especially after several tries, it doesn't work. Try something else.
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Hey 13 year old, If you meet a stranger, and you suddenly get a bad feeling about them or become uncomfortable in any way around them, do not talk to them.
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Hey 13 year old, Periods are normal, and the fact that around half of the human race experiences it, it is absurd that people think a natural part of your body is a taboo topic meant for "adults" when kids experience them. It's not gross or strange. It's normal.
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Hey 13 year old, If you are a boy, know that it is not manly to be homophobic, sexist or racist, even if your father or some other male role model in your life is this way. Find an older male figure that is more open minded enough to understand what a real man is.
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Hey 13 year old, If your mom tells you that people bully you because they have a crush on you, they're teaching you to assume that abuse is love, and something is wrong with that. If it sounds like nonsense, it is.
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Hey 13 year old, If your mom says people only bully you because they are jealous of you, it's okay if that sounds stupid. Looking back years later, messages like that still sound stupid. People bully just because they want to cause pain for their amusement.
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Hey 13 year old, If your parents hurt you to the point of deep physical and/or emotional abuse, ask advice from a trusted adult like a teacher who has been nice to you. Look up "types of childhood abuse," if you're not sure whether it counts as abuse.
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