What I learned for 10th grade.
i) People are going to hurt you. They may not try, but they will and it will cut you deep. But you have to learn to stick yourself up and keep going no matter how much it hurts because some people would love to see you fall. Don’t give in, put a smile on your face and keep on going. High school won’t last forever. It’s going to get better soon.
ii) Boys will lie. They give you false hope and they butter you up. They make you feel so special, like you are the only one. Make sure to watch your back to make sure you are the only girl he’s smiling at like that.
iii) Make sure you trust who you love. Don’t give your heart to someone who will only give you half of theirs.
You shouldn’t have to be afraid every time he leaves your sight that he will find someone better.
iiii) People are going to laugh at what you do. Let it roll off your back. Don’t be upset about every detail of life. Learn to laugh at yourself a little.
iiiii) You have to save yourself. No matter how much someone loves you, they can’t save you from yourself. They can help you up when you fall, but it’s your choice to grab their hand.
iiiiii) Best Friends Forever can and probably will change. Those friends you’ve had for years will sometimes become simply ‘someone you knew’. People grow apart, and usually it’s better that way. Some people aren’t who you really think and hope they are.
iiiiiii) And last but not least, if you leave someone, don’t be surprised if they aren’t there when you come back. People get tired of waiting and they won’t play cat and mouse with you forever. Keep the ones you love close to you, and never let them go without a fight.