13 Valuable Pieces Of Advice For 18-Year-Olds To Learn

"Make sure you are your biggest fan. And if you're not, try your hardest to be."

Turning 18 means officially starting your journey into adulthood. It can be a bumpy ride, but it's a road well-traveled with plenty of people to give advice on how to make things go a little smoother.  You will make lots of mistakes, switch paths more times than you imagined, and have to roll with the punches as things inevitably don't go according to plan. But don't worry, you're in good company. 

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Looking for some words of wisdom from those who have seen their 18th year of life come and go? Reddit user TheAndroidEnthusiast recently asked, "What is the best piece of advice to give an 18-year-old?" The question received 1,130 on Reddit since it was first posted yesterday. From taking good care of your body, to using your right to vote, to always being on time, many people shared important lessons people should take to heart as they move forward in life. 

And while this advice was specifically given for newly minted adults, it's valuable for people of any age.

You can check out some of the best responses below. 

1. Admit when you've made a mistake.

2. Learn as much as you can and keep an open mind.

3. Surround yourself with people you respect and admire.

4. Develop a solid work ethic.

5. Don't worry about what anyone thinks about you, other than your loved ones.

6. Be patient with love.

7. Educate yourself on financial matters and money management.

8. Don't sweat the small stuff.

9. Develop healthy diet and exercise habits.

10. Learn to cook.

11. Empathize.

12. Remember that it's OK to not have everything figured out just yet.

13. Practice self-love.

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