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    21 Harsh Truths No One Tells Teens

    Acne never really goes away.

    1. Your favorite way of communicating with your friends today is going to be a giant joke tomorrow.

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    "LOL, remember Kik?!"

    2. Flirting is never not awkward.

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    You'll never get that much better at it.

    3. You'll develop crushes your whole life.

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    There's never a point where you will NOT obsess over someone.

    4. There is never an age when you stop getting zits.

    5. Like, there will definitely come a time when you develop both wrinkles AND pimples.

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    Sorry.

    6. And there's never a precise moment when you feel "NOW I'm an adult."

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    It just sneaks up on you.

    7. The first time you get called "sir" or "ma'am" is going to feel SUPER WEIRD.

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    What am I, ONE THOUSAND YEARS OLD NOW? I am NOT. PREPARED. FOR THIS.

    8. Your suspicions are correct: You're not going to use most of what you learn in high school.

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    But you DO pick up important things like critical thinking skills, the ability to socialize with your peers, and how to deal with competition.

    9. Mean girls are always a fact of life.

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    What you've thought of as being "so middle school" is actually "so all of everyone's life, forever."

    10. You will turn into your parents.

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    It's gonna happen, bb.

    11. You'll see everything you wore come back in style in about 15–20 years.

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    It'll be weird.

    12. The music you love today will one day be described as "oldies."

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    You might cry about it, a bit.

    13. You'll have nightmares about finals your entire life.

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    14. Getting older doesn't necessarily make people smarter.

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    15. Chances are, you WILL outgrow your high school friends.

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    ...but you might have that one special friendship that's for life.

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    BFFL, LYLAS.

    16. Celebrities you obsess over now will probably not be relevant in, like, 10 years.

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    Or even, like, a year from now.

    17. There's going to be a day when someone says an abbreviation or slang word and you'll have NO IDEA what they mean.

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    18. You will one day find yourself talking about "kids these days."

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    These YOUTHS, man.

    19. Ninth-graders look younger and younger every time you see them.

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    It can't possibly be because you're getting older...

    20. High schoolers will be terrifying to you your entire life.

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    And you will at times cross the street to avoid a group of high schoolers.

    21. But just remember, you're moving on to bigger and better things.

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    Become a bigger and better person.