10 Things Young People Should Know About Life


Our youth is a time of creating experiences, getting an education, and living our lives care-free. Most people think of their lives being this way until they turn 30.



On their 30th birthday, most people officially change their perspective and begin living quite a different life than they were accustomed to.



While everyone should enjoy their youth to the fullest, there are a lot of things young people should know about life. Here they are:



1. Rage Hard But Never Forget Your Responsibilities


It’s great to party hard and have a great time when you’re young. However, even party animals have responsibilities.



Your day-time activities should consist of things that fulfill your day to day responsibilities. Whether you have a job, a business, or a degree to work towards, never let your partying take over your priorities.



It’s not the most popular kid in high school that goes the farthest in life, but rather the kid who knew their responsibilities and priorities. Popularity and partying only lasts a few years, but a dedication to your career lasts forever.



2. Credit Cards Kill


The first day I stepped foot on a college campus was for my Freshman orientation. After we finished a few lame activities and a tour of the campus, my university tried hard to convince everyone to get a credit card.



They tried so hard that my ID card also worked as a credit card. Young people often forget how credit cards work and ruin their credit for years to come.



Be very careful with credit cards. You must have great self-control and you must understand that the money you spend on a credit card has to be paid back eventually.



3. Health > Wealth


As young people, we should be concerned about physical exercise of course, and at the same time, we need to be conscious of the things we are eating. Health is truly extremely crucial to your long-term success and do not let the idea of chasing money turn you away from staying healthy.



Set aside a few hours a week where you plan to lift some weights, run, play some sports, or do something that will require physical activity. The older you will be happy you took care of yourself.



4. Education Never Stops


If you want to be extremely successful throughout your life, you must understand that your college degree is not the end of your education.



Education never stops and you must continue learning as you get older to stay on top of things. Develop a healthy reading habit at a young age and it will carry on throughout the future.



5. Stand On Your Own Feet



As appealing as it may seem to live off other people, it’s not that great when you get thrown out on your ass. Learn to support yourself and stand on your own feet as soon as you can.



The feeling of independency is great and people will appreciate you more for that. Don’t take advantage of your family and learn the value of being independent.



6. Work On Something Bigger Than you


When I was growing up, I always wanted to work for a big corporation or be a lawyer, but I quickly realized that I would be selling my soul away to another company.



I wouldn’t be working for something bigger, I would just be slaving myself away to help someone else work for something bigger.



Create a goal to achieve something that’s bigger than you, but accomplished by you. For me, my bigger project is working on innovation that solves problems, simplifies lives, and changes the world.



7. Make Your Money Work For You All The Time


Personally, I want to make 5 million dollars by the time I’m 25. Then, I want to make 100 million dollars by the time I’m 30 and 1 billion dollars by the time I’m 40.



After being around multimillionaires and successful entrepreneurs, I quickly understood that the wealthy don’t usually make their money all from one source. They make their money work for them through careful investments, strategizing, and planning.



If you plan to create a large fortune for yourself, make sure your money is always working for you at all times. Diversify your investments (don’t put all your eggs in one basket) and be patient.



8. Learn To Adapt


When the world shifts, you’re either with the change or you’re left behind. Many people hold strong values and refuse to shift their business or ideals when they get left behind, but those are the same people who typically file for bankruptcy years later.



It’s good to learn early on that pivoting, having an open mind, and being willing to adapt to whatever life hands you is extremely important to be successful long-term.



9. Let Love Find You


You aren’t against some clock racing to find the love of your life. Love is something natural and it should come to you on its own. Don’t let society define when or how you should find love because love doesn’t work like that.



You might be lucky to find love in high school or it may take you till your late 20’s to find love. The key is to stay open-minded and to put yourself out there. From there, love will take its own course on you.



10. Surround Yourself With Who You Want To Become


Being young, it’s easy to get caught up with the wrong crowd. However, as you grow older and start to develop goals, it’s very important to be around people who you want to become.



There’s a saying that goes: “If you can’t change your friends, change your friends.”



It’s hard, but sometimes you have to do what is best for you and your future. Don’t change who you want to become, change who your friends are so you can become who you want to be.





The list of 10 things above are just a few of many things younger people should learn at an early age. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn these things from my own experiences, successful mentors, and my careful study of successful people. Share any other things you think are important for young people to know below. 




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  1. Deepanshi

    Listen to the universe what they want to say and always do want you want. This is the best way to remain happy in the world.
    “Live a life and wear a smile” – happy in life

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