18 Things 18-Year-Olds Should Start Doing

Thought Catalog

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1. Talk less.

Yes, we want our voices to be heard to show people how we can be young and sensible, but the more we talk the more we eliminate the chance of being listened to. Remember that the words from the silent ones are more valuable than those of the noisy, which is why we should learn to talk only when necessary.

2. Take risks.

Life is too short to allow yourself to get stuck in tradition. It’s always better to make mistakes than to live in uncertainty.

3. Sleep more.

If you’re a magnet to sleepless nights, then sleep in the afternoon, or in the morning, or in between classes in the library. No one will mind.

4. Help without expecting anything in return.

In the earlier years of our teenage life, we rarely help somebody without asking for something back. We rarely let…

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