Jux_: Sometimes it's just part of being a teenager. I know too many people who have gotten very sick from alcohol poisoning and they can tell you it's not fun. You are going to experience it a lot in your life and the more familiar and accepting of it you are now will greatly aid you in success as you progress in life.
Sometimes it's just part of being young, and sometimes it's just who you are. Source: Shutter Stock Arren Pawk: Just because you hate your parents now doesn't necessarily mean you actually hate them. In that same spirit, sometimes you will fail and never recover from that failure ever again.
You are young and just starting to figure out what you want in your life (same goes for the college kids reading reddit, too). I know that sounds like the lamest advice on the face of the earth but you will save yourself a lot of trouble if you learn how to pace yourself early. Too many teens think nothing bad will ever happen to them. If you do leave home call them with stories of what your daily life is like. Don't be afraid to have adventures or make some stupid decisions.
Instead, focus on finding what makes you happy- get your own self in order before worrying about pleasing someone else who's most likely in the same boat as you. But seriously: don't think you're weird because you're 17 and you haven't been in a relationship yet. Source: Shutter Stock samtheman66: If you think you're socially awkward or have anxiety around people, you aren't broken. Source: Shutter Stock Puppybrother: Drink responsibly. I'm not encouraging underage drinking in any way, but I'm also not stupid. That said, if you're going to participate in this illegal activity, please be careful. Visit home when you can and see how things have changed, but appreciate how much is the same and how you have changed. If you can think of something that makes you say "Damnit I hate that, why do I do that? Pay attention to your family - they're very important. Source: Shutter Stock Puffsdangerfield: Make friends with failure now.
Before the settlement of the area by people of European descent, the Woodland area was inhabited by the Patwin, a subgroup of the Wintun Native Americans.
You should never feel guilty for taking a different stance on something than your family.
Source: Shutter Stock martininkorea: Don't worry so much about relationships and sex in general.
Make a bunch of friends, kiss a lot of boys/girls, have sex safely and only when you're sure you're ready.
Seriously, you'll never be around such a concentration of young people all going through the same things again, take advantage of it. Source: Shutter Stock Which of these pieces of advice is your favorite?