1. Don't live your life to please others; you'll never succeed at making everyone happy.
2. Go to college BEFORE you marry or have children so you'll never be dependent on another or *stuck* in a unhappy relationship.
3. Choose a career that you are passionate about and don't let anyone talk you out of doing what you love.
4. Don't ever touch that first alcoholic drink or cigarette. They are expensive, unhealthy and so NOT cool.
5. Don't ever let a man force you into sex, even if it means hitchhiking 600 miles to get back home.
6. Surround yourself with positive people who make you laugh and feel good about life.