Prompt: If you were to look back on your high school years, what advice would you give to someone beginning his or her high school years?
This is very urgent as I have to submit this in 24 hours. I will be online all the time, and promise to review your essay if you review mine!
Dear Young 'Un,
I know you feel you know everything and do not need anyone's advice, but they will not admit me into college if I do not post this. So here is some unsolicited advice that will hopefully make your journey through high school a little more enjoyable.
(i) Drugs, drinks, and cigarettes bring only ephemeral pleasure. Respect your body, and avoid them like the plague.
(ii) They say you are the average of your seven closest friends. Surround yourself with good people and pick up their best practices.
(iii) High school drama is just that. In a few years, most of it will be forgotten.
(iv) If you want something really bad, go for it like a madman. Wake up at 5 am for cricket practice, spend late nights preparing for math Olympiads, travel across town to take acting lessons. A hard day's night brings sweet dreams.
(v) Do not procrastinate - learn to structure your time. At the same time, have patience and learn to enjoy putting time and effort into your work.
(vi) There is no shame in asking for help. Most of your friends will be going through the same changes in life as you.
(vii) Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you. I have had four cavities filled over the past two years due to stupid soft drinks - do not let this happen to you! Either give up sugar-rich foods, or start flossing.
(viii) Most importantly, MINE LITECOINS! Bitcoins can only be mined by expensive ASICs, but there is still hope. Right now Litecoins are going for about $8 a coin, so even if you make five coins every month, you would be richer by $40. If you are tempted to cash out when they hit $10 or $20, DON'T! Look me up after four years and send across a couple of million dollars to your visionary well-wisher.
Write to Ashoka University, and let them know how I have selflessly taken time out of my busy schedule to help an up and coming student like yourself.
Hopefully your new friend,