9 Pieces Of Advice Elders Think Teens Should Know

Advice is something that we all can use from time to time, especially when we’re in our teenage years. With that said, it’s not always easy to get through to younger generations – but we’ve still got to try. After all, those of us who are “of a certain age” had to learn it the hard way.

On Reddit, a user named u/Correct_Physics asked:

What advice would you give to someone who just turned 18 years old?

Here are 18 pieces of advice from elders that you’re going to wish you had when you were 18 (but probably would have ignored anyway). Those of us old enough to know realize just how important even the little things are.

You can’t put a price on good advice!

1. Exercise is important

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As a young person, exercising regularly can be something you don’t even think about but as you get older this becomes incredibly important. This isn’t just for physical health, it’s also for your mental well-being. Reddit user u/restoper suggests:

“Exercise at least enough to reduce the daily stress in your life.”

2. Don’t pay attention to peer pressure

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As an 18-year-old, some people can be impressionable and easily influenced by “toxic” people. According to Reddit user u/geronika, the younger you learn to get these people out of your life, the better off you’ll be.

“Dump peer pressure and toxic people out of your life. You control your life, don’t let others do it for you.”

3. Relationship-building

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Building good and healthy relationships is something that you want to learn when you’re young, and Reddit user u/hahahahthunk has good advice on how:

“Learn to listen. Talk with your partner about handling conflict. If you can agree that you are always on the same side, you are halfway there. Then it’s just a matter of figuring out how to handle things together. If you each want the other to be happy, it’s surprisingly easy. You’ll have times that absolutely suck because life is like that, but if you know you always have each others’ backs, those times are much easier.”

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