To my fellow children,
Wear condoms. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, condoms would be it. Whereas the rest of my advice, has no basis more reliable than my own meandering existence. I will dispense this advice... now.
Youth is temporary, celebrate it.
Be good and patient to your parents as they have been good and patient with you. One day, they will need you to feed and clothe them. And then they will be gone.
The internet is just a tool. Use it. And you are not your profile, or how many likes, followers and comments you get. You are not your mobile device or how many touchscreens you can figure-skate on.
I say liberate yourself from perfect hair and perfect skin, liberate yourself from the shiny shimmering colourful gadgets aplenty. I say liberate yourself from clever art.
Emancipate your YAYA*. You will learn more by doing things your fucking self.
You are more dangerous as an individual than as a consumer. Do not suffer the flimsy illusion of consumerist culture. Nurture your individuality and delight in being yourself everyday.
Prayer is the bow that shoots forth your own spirituality whatever your religion is.
Forgive your friends, forgive yourself, forgive your partner. And forgive your government for they are the result of your political apathy. Also know that not all things addictive are illegal.
Maybe youíll give a fuck, maybe you wonít.
You are the product of thousands of years of evolution. Fucking act like it.
Donít be surprised that people change, get married and have children. It just means that we're growing up. Today's trends will eventually be tomorrow's garbage. Only few will stand the test of time.
Do not be afraid to fail. Life's greatest lessons often come in the form of defeat.
Be good at something. Anything.
Self-purpose and direction should be your only motivation-
You are the oldest you will ever be today, and the youngest that you will ever be again.
This is your life and it is ending one minute at a time.
Because you are not and will never be' forever 21'**.
*yaya is a local term for househelp
**forever 21 is the name of a franchise fashion botique thats all the rage.