If there were one piece of advice that I had to give to young people today, it would be this:
"You know, old people used to tell me... 'spend as much time with family and friends as possible.' But that's total and complete bull****.
"Here's what you need to know right now: spend as much time with real family (however you define that) and true friends (the ones who say what you need to hear and who stand by you even when you or they don't think they should).
"And after you totally disregard this -- because, of course, you have ALL the answers and what the hell do old people know, anyway -- once you're old enough to realize it, believe it and appreciate it, then pass it on to younger people." Ron W Roecker