A list of things to know before setting out into the world:
Anything valuable requires hard work.
If you are not willing to work hard someone else will be.
There is a big difference between the things you want and the things you need.
No one thinks about you as much as you do.
Few things are fair.
You will always have more to learn and will do much of that the hard way.
Unexpected and tragic things are inevitable; you will not be able to plan for them.
Most successes are built on the backs of failures.
You cannot make everyone like you, or even be pleased with you.
You will not be the same person in ten years that you are today.
You will be offered transformative experiences, but will not be able to predict in what way they will transform you.
You only get to do this once.
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