How to Not Ruin Your Life: The Short Version for Teens

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Purpose. People. Purse.


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Be disciplined enough to make choices that will not interfere with the key responsibilities.


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Be honest enough about human nature that you know when a win-win ending is impossible.


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“I could have done much better if my housing costs were cheaper” explains my entire adult life.

What About Mistakes?

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We sometimes use the word “mistake” to mean “I made a poor choice and now I have to pay for it.”

But… Never Say Never, Right?

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If you choose ahead of time what your standard for life will be, you will be less likely to depart from that standard because YOU SET IT.

Finally, Parents Are Not Perfect

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