My advice is to do what you really want to do. Everyone else has plans for you; most of them are well intended but they aren't necessarily the best ones for you. When you decide what you want to do seek out a mentor to help get you from where you are now to where you want to be. If you live your life only to meet everyone else's expectations you will never be happy or satisfied in life. You can't make everyone happy so the most important person to make happy is yourself. When you have enthusiasm for something everyone will try to extinguish it; they say it is so you won't be disappointed but more likely it is because they have made so many compromises in their lives that they no longer see value in anything and don't think anyone else is entitled to either. Be yourself, it is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not. In a nutshell, follow your bliss. Also, it is never too early and it is never too late. A lot of what passes for growing up is just selling out.
To steer clear of the nicest, sweetest, most beautiful woman you've ever seen until you REALLY know about her, because she could be a sociopathic, manipulative psycho just ready to mess your world up after she has "sucked you in" and it's too late to get away clean. Hang back, and don't be fooled by the work of "the serpent' I learned this lesson the hard way and have since seen a few other good men go down in flames by the hands of the same beautiful psycho straight out of hell. Lesson learned.
Well I don’t really know what the biggest life lesson I have learned was but I like to live my life by these few quotes:
“Forget the past but remember what it taught you”
“Often the test of courage is not to die but to live”
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle”
There are many more but these are some of my favourites. I have a book full of quotes I live by.
Follow your parents advice because responsible and loving parents knows what's best for their children.
Know who your friends are because if you tell them something they might throw you under the bus.
Never pee into the wind, jokes I learned that life is full of complications
NEVER take anyone for granted cause you might not ever see them again.
never trust anyone but urself . keep calm and be mean forever
Never tell the truth to people who dont deserve to know.
If you want something done do it yourself
You can't fly unless you jump
What TwiddleMuffin said.
To live in the moment.
Never trust anyone.
Forgive and laugh.