In my country 18-year-old person is considered an adult with their own points of view on different topics and own world outlook. I can’t call myself an adult (simply because I don’t feel as one) but in 18 years I came up with certain statements which I truly believe in and stick to. Here are 18 of them.
1. Your life is only yours
In my opinion, this is the most important thing that I realized. Nobody besides you can decide how you should live your life, so don’t waste your precious time doing things that don’t make you happy and satisfied.
2. Dreams do come true
You are dreaming about knowing several languages? Becoming popular? Living in different country? You will. You just need to find the right way to do it, work hard and never give up.
3. Opinions of other people don’t really matter
You are surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of people and all of them have different tastes and ways of living. It’s impossible to please all of them, so stick to what you like and do not take to heart opinions of those who think its wrong. However, take in consideration constructive criticism from experienced in your field people. It can be extremely helpful.
4. Beauty is balance
I always thought about what real beauty is. Every country has its own beauty standarts and every person has their own opinion on this topic. But I’ve come to conclusion that one can be considered beautiful when their appearance and inner world exist in harmony with each other and everything around.
5. Critical thinking is vital
In our world with millions of infl uencers, each promoting their points of view, you cannot do without critical thinking. You should carefully analyse information you come across and form your own opinion.
6. Equivalent exchange is real
I first came across this thing years ago when I was watching ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ and since then I was wondering does it really exist? And for me it does. I believe that you should give something in exchange for everything you get, whether it is something material or not.
7. Some things suck but you should go through them
You are not the only person in the world and the world doesn’t revolve around you. This means that you cannot like everything you come across. You just have to be patient and overcome those things.
8. It’s okay not to be okay
We are all people with feelings and our world is not heaven so it is impossible to always be cheerful and satisfied. Do not pretend to be a robot programmed only for joy and let your feelings take over you sometimes.
9. People come and go
As sad as it sounds, sometimes you have to let people go, even if you love them. Just because everyone of us has our own ways. It is difficult and sometimes painful but you just have to get used to it.
10. Don’t hide your emotions
Hiding your emotions can cause a lot of misunderstanding and even hurt someone’s feelings. I understand that there are some situations where you need to show what you are expected to show but you don’t have to hide what you trully feel in your day-to-day life.
11. Music helps to feel better
Music is one of the best things ever created by mankind. There are thousands and thousands of songs that can match your mood whether you are happy, sad or heartbroken. Good music and beautiful vocals can help you to enhance positive emotions or fight through everything negative.
12. Tell your loved ones that you love them
You may think that your family members and friends are always right beside you but it’s not always true. One day you can lose a person you really love and care for and you will regret that you had no chance to say and show how you really love them.
13. Never be afraid to tell your opinion
This little thing can save you from people and things you don’t need in your life and save both your time and nerves. It will be much easier to part ways with people with opposite opinion and outlook on life in the beginning of your relationship than after several months or even years.
14. Mistakes happen
We are all human beings and it’s natural to make mistakes. It’s impossible to know everything so there is no need to feel too bad about it. You just have to learn your lesson and keep moving on.
15. Be more careful about what you say
Though I said that you don’t need to hide your emotions and opinion, you should be careful with what comes out of your mouth. Words can really hurt and world is already full of hurtful things, so I believe that people should care more about how their words can affect others.
16. Do not expect a lot
Less you expect, less disappointed you may get. Simple.
17. Being selfish is not that bad
I don’t want to say that you should focus only on yourself and never help others. However, I believe that YOU should be your main priority because people tend to take others’ help for granted and use you to gain benefits for themselves without giving you something back.
18. Be honest with yourself
I made this point the last but it is definitely not the least. It’s vitally important to be true with yourself. Just take some time and think if what you do, how you act and how you look really represent you. Once you figure everything out and become fully honest with yourself, you will feel much better and happier.
So, that’s all I have for now. Feel free to share your life rules in the comments down below!
See you next time!