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What I Wish I Knew At Age 15

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 15. 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 15 year old, Don’t ever start smoking or vaping. It is a pointless addiction that only harms you and you look lame doing it. Be smarter than that.
Hey 15 year old, You don't need a boyfriend to validate your self worth. Learn to love yourself first.
Hey 15 year old, learn how to study properly. It's going to suck, but knowing how to learn will set you up for life.
Hey 15 year old, Ask your grandparents to tell you a story about their childhood or life experiences and make an effort to remember it...they may not be around much longer.
Hey 15 year old, don't be ashamed of your taste in music
Hey 15 year old, There are a million more important things to be than liked
Hey 15 year old, try going out without your phone once in a while
Hey 15 year old, Read books. Like I know it seems dumb as I wasn't a reader and I'm still not but you should really read a book sometimes to train your ability to concentrate correctly in the future
Hey 15 year old, learn to code now, it will benefit you immensely in the future
Hey 15 year old, if a guy or girl over the age of 18 expresses interest in you, they're almost universally not cool or dreamy--they are almost always creepy. Don't let flattery get to your head and find someone closer to your age.
Hey 15 year old, Everyone will tell you school, grades and exams are important. Nobody will tell you the friends you make, the memories you collect and the adventures you have will become more important.
Hey 15 year old, It feels like your parents don't understand you at all. You're actually right, but it's not because they don't care. They're just ordinary people, swamped by work, and they don't understand depression. Maybe sit down and just talk to them.
Hey 15 year old, take tons of pictures
Hey 15 year old, High school is blip in time, but right now it seems like forever. Hang out with people who you feel relaxed with, even if they don't match the picture in your head of who you want to hang out with.
Hey 15 year old, Build an exercise habit now. Exercise will enable you to do the hard work necessary to make your dreams a reality. PS - you are a better runner than you think.
Hey 15 year old, go on that summer school trip/conference/exchange you've been thinking about - it will change your life!
Hey 15 year old, If you're tempted to diet or restrict calories in order to lose weight, realize doing so can not only dangerous but it may really mess with your body's normal functioning for years (sometimes decades) to come. You're more than a number on the scale.
Hey 15 year old, yeah alcohol is fun, drink with your friends. And then stop at some point, drink water, do something else on other weekends. Alcohol will give you the worst time of your life, too.
Hey 15 year old, Write a diary. Just a few words each day on what happened and/or how you felt. You will value it very much as the years fly by.
Hey 15 year old, Be very selective with your friendships, then be an amazing friend & accept nothing less in return. It ensures that only those who deserve your friendship will have it.
Hey 15 year old, hang in there and you'll be happy one day
Hey 15 year old, Wear a condom! It's not optional and non-negotiable.
Hey 15 year old, If you think smoking or drinking makes you cool then you're stupid don't do what the "cool kids" do it's better if you're different atleast no one will call you a copycat
Hey 15 year old, if you love singing, sing to your hearts content and never stop. if you love dancing, join a dance team or start one, never let anyone stop you.. never stop dreaming
Hey 15 year old, Get closer from the people you like, treat them with generosity and stay away from the people who brings bad vibes to your life, ignore them tactfully !
Hey 15 year old, Friends and popularity seem like the most important thing in the world right now, but it turns out you only stay in touch with a few good friends from your graduating class. Focus on being you and being happy with yourself!
Hey 15 year old, you become the friends you surround yourself with.
Hey 15 year old, You are running out of time to really learn a new language.
Hey 15 year old, LEAVE YOUR EYEBROWS ALONE, they might not ever recover!
Hey 15 year old, honestly just dump them