10. Don't listen to me if you disagree with what I've written. Everyone's different. The world you grow up in will have different values and opportunities than the one I did. More importantly, you'll learn best when you disagree with someone and then are forced to learn it yourself. (On the other hand, always listen to your mother.)
Well done. Maybe this is the short speech that should be given at HS graduations with a hard copy to read for years later when it will sink in.
Always listen to your mother.