25 Pieces Of Advice For Someone Moving Out For The First Time

#18 is too true.

When your kids or siblings are leaving home for college, you probably want to throw all the life advice at them you can think of. After all, with plenty of life experience come plenty of mistakes and lessons.

These pieces of wisdom from a high school teacher have made the rounds — and for good reason. They're much more concrete than the advice you probably often come across, but there's a lot of great meaning behind each statement. (Thanks to Abercrombier on Tumblr for reposting them.) 

These habits are about being mindful, thankful, and confident. Some might even sound silly at first, but chances are you can probably think of experiences you'd had that have proved their value.

Scroll down to see them all.


1. "There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them."

2. "Don't dumb it down."

3. "Never park in front of a bar."

4. "Don't mention sunburns. Believe me, they know."

5. "You only get one chance to notice a new haircut."

6. "The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it's only once."

7. "When traveling, keep your wits about you."

8. "If you've made your point, stop talking."

9. "It's never too late for an apology."

10. "Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it."

11. "Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets."

12. "Don't make a scene."

13. "Admit it when you're wrong."

14. "Don't linger in the doorway. In or out."

15. "Don't pose with booze."

16. "Give credit. Take blame."

17. "Thank the bus driver."

18. "It's okay to go to the movies by yourself."

19. "Don't lose your cool. Especially at work."

20. "Always thank the host."

21. "If you don't understand, ask before it's too late."

22. "Be a good listener. Don't just wait for your turn to talk."

23. "In class, always sit in the front. You'll stand out immediately."

24. "An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it."

25. "You won't always be the strongest or the fastest. But you can be the toughest."


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