What are the most common life mistakes young people make?

Answer by Mark VandeWettering:

  1. Being in hurry.   To find the right person, the right career, the right job. When you are young, you want it all to happen all at once, before you even have a chance to figure yourself out.  Take your time.
  2. Thinking that love is a feeling.   Love is a choice, and a commitment.  It’s something you do, not something you feel.   Trust those who act like they love you, not just those who say that they do.
  3. Drugs and alcohol can be addictive, which means that they will make you do things you normally wouldn’t do.    Pay attention and be cautious with them.
  4. Living to work, instead of working to live.  Never pass up a good thing.
  5. Cynicism.   If you think you can’t make a difference, you probably won’t. There is no margin in being a cynic.
  6. Thinking that your parents aren’t as human as you are.   And taking them for granted: they won’t be around forever.

What are the most common life mistakes young people make?


What is your best life advice that you would give in just one line?

Answer by Sahana Srinivasan:

1. Don’t waste your sunset with people who will be gone by sunrise.
2. Love is a verb.
3. Embrace sadness. Come on, everything needs a hug.
4. Be soft and kind. Ahaan, do not take anybody’s shit but.
5. Never suppress a generous thought.
6. Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself. Find calm in the chaos.
7. You are stronger than you think.
8. Don’t hold grudges. Use the IRRELEVANT category.
9. Be interested only in consistency, respect and loyalty.
10. Roam if you must, but do come home when you’ve seen enough.
Seize the day !

What is your best life advice that you would give in just one line?