ADVICE TO THE YOUNG

BY IMELDA CARAVACA FERRER

Some say that life is wasted on the young but it is not always the case if the young decides to try to find out what his life goals are.

Clarity is ever so important. Who do you live for? What do you want in life? What are your aspirations? What would you like to do for the rest of your life? What legacy would you want to leave? What do you want to be remembered for? What are you good at?
Ask yourself the hard questions first. Grapple with it and it’s one way to ensure success in life.

Do things the right way. Study hard. Take the advice of your parents to heart. Don’t do anything that will bring shame to them.
High school is a time of exploration —finding who you are, discovering your identity, discovering your passions and talents.

Forge friendships. Relate well with everybody. Be careful who you idolize.

Do nice things with your classmates. Volunteer for a worthy cause. Advocate for something that will advance humanity like caring for the marginalized in society: the children, women, elderly and differently-abled.

Listen to good music. Read good books. Visit museums and art galleries. Do sports. Dance. Sing. Run for a cause.Plant trees. Speak out for those who have no voice but yours. Be informed. Be a wise voter in the years to come.

Be careful how you spend your time. Don’t immerse yourself in facebooking all the time, and spend hours on games mindlessly. Get real. Face your emotions. Don’t facebook them. Real interactions are better , so much better than a virtual life.

Where do you draw your strength? Commune with God. Listen to Sunscreen by Baz Lhurman and get the lessons. He sung: “Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts,Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.”

You will fall in love. If it can be helped, don’t let your emotions rule your head. Be wise. Be realistic.Ask yourself the repercussions of any unwise action you may decide on in the name of love. Save yourself from future heartache.

You are only young once. Make it count.

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