Dear Sabrinakat, Forgive your parents - they have their own issues which have nothing to do with you. Study what you love, only then will you truly succeed in life. You will find love, so it is better to focus on your studies and not let crushes distract you. Care not what others think of you, but be mindful to be considerate and show empathy. Smile more and you may feel better. There are always moments of tragedy and sorrow - learn to appreciate the moment but understand that sometimes, it is okay to cry. Asking for help, admitting you're wrong or just being confused is normal - don't trust people who say they know everything. Every day is a new adventure but be prepared that it may take time to forget yesterday. Don't smoke - it isn't clever or cool -- and it costs money which could be better spent on clothes. Think before you speak - the person you offend might have been a good friend one day Seize the day - ask questions and challenge everything, but know when to step back. Dream the impossible, but figure out how to achieve it in practical terms. Know when to step back and listen to those with more experience, but also question their answers. Know that this too shall past and any heartbreak or joy will become part of the tapestry of your life. Stop and smell the roses but also appreciate the thorns as they bring true balance to your life. and... There will always be a part of you that feels 16 - full of hope, joy and worry. One day, you will look in the mirror at an older you that is still you - take a moment and think - perhaps I can reach my 16 year old self and do what I should have done then, now.... Wishing all a very happy thanksgiving!