We asked our Twitter followers in their final year of high school to share the ONE piece of advice they wish they could have given their freshman selves. Their incredibly wise and thoughtful responses might surprise you. Read 33 of our favorites, below, and share your own advice by tweeting @huffpostteen!
@HuffPostTeen read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and do everything Charlie did (minus the drugs).
— Jackson Barnett (@jacksonbarnett) January 25, 2014
@HuffPostTeen Don't quit/not go out for certain sports because you think they'll take up too much time
— Casey Courogen (@CaseyCourogen) January 25, 2014
@HuffPostTeen Don't tell people you like Justin Bieber it will ruin everything for you in 3.5 years
— Bizzy Emerson (@bizzyems) January 25, 2014
@HuffPostTeen Do not goof off! Stay focused on grades.
— COL10 ✌ (@TheColtenDalton) January 25, 2014
@HuffPostTeen Read a lot of things you like and don't forget to relax a little! Its a long road ahead.
— Jessica Yang (@_jessicasheep) January 25, 2014
@HuffPostTeen get very involved in extracurricular activities from the beginning. You may discover something you are super passionate about.
— Morgan Levy (@morganslevy) January 25, 2014
@HuffPostTeen do everything you can to find your passions early on because doing so is life changing in the best way.
— Melissa (@melissar_06) January 25, 2014
@HuffPostTeen Don't not do something for fear of being bad at it. Take each opportunity, no matter how difficult, as a chance to grow.
— Alec (@alecsmau) January 25, 2014
@HuffPostTeen Taylor Swift doesn't have a better song that "Fifteen". So be careful with your heart and know that life will get better
— Hannah Strohmeier (@_hannahruthie_) January 25, 2014