1. There is a life outside of the little pond that you are forced to swim in and if you are a nerd in school it doesn't mean you will be a bottom feeder your whole life.
2. The pretty, rich, stuck up cheerleader is not better than anyone, even if she may want you to believe that she is. It sucks to be poor, but I believe now that it gives you more character.
3. History is important, even if your teacher puts you to sleep. Now, with my addiction to Anderson Cooper's show, I realize that history plays such a vital role in our lives. I wish now that I would have had the ability to keep my eyes open during at least some of my history classes.
4. Don't stress out over the small things! Even if you feel like you have Mount Vesuvius on your face or are having the worst hair day ever, there are so many more important things in the world. Count your blessings that those are the only things you are having to deal with.