9 Important Lessons High School Taught Me ...

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It isn't difficult for me to think up dozens of lessons high school taught me.

But I don't mean grammar rules and presidents' names.

High school has overall been a pretty great experience for me, which is why I've learned so many valuable life lessons.

But some of the lessons high school taught me also came out of stressful and horrible experiences.

Whether you find high school an all time high or all time low, keep in mind that everything you go through now is one big learning experience.

1. Rumors Are Unavoidable

I think I've managed to stay out of the spotlight relatively well during the last few years of high school, but rumors still managed to surface.

They're usually harmless and sometimes false, but they're always circulating.

One of the most important lessons high school taught me is that even if you try your best to stay under the radar all through high school, people will still gossip about you.

And that goes beyond these school walls.

People, especially women, love to gossip!

So wherever your life take you, don't be surprised when rumors follow right along side you.

2. Plan Ahead

It's definitely tempting to spend this four year period in your life completely care-free, happy to "go with the flow".2

But after surviving a few years in high school, I found that it's critical to plan ahead!

Plan ahead for finals week, plan ahead for the SATs, and plan ahead for your future!

Because when you don't have a set game plan, your life will tend to go askew.

While you definitely should avoid stressing over the future, I've learned that laying out a map for where you want to be in six months, one year, or four years will save you unnecessary panic in the future.

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