If I could give just one piece of advice to young people, it would be this:
You are surrounded by mostly insecure, confused, idiotic other young people – day in, day out. These people have the quintissential problem that teenagers face: trying to learn and decide who they are. In the process, there are a lot of jerks who are going to tear you down just for a measly drop of self-respect. Don’t let anybody make you feel bad about yourself. Someday, when you are older and smarter and figure it out a little better, it won’t matter what any of these people said or did. You just need to hang in there, and things are going to get better, I promise.
If I could give a second piece of advice, it would be:
If you decide a good way to make extra money during the summers would be to mow lawns, and you borrow someone’s mower and accidentally hit a sprinkler head, destroying both the mower and the sprinkler system, you should tell both parties involved that a squirrel darte d out and you swerved to save its life, and probably nobody will believe you but they won’t be able to prove it so they won’t be justified in charging you money or being too pissed off about it.