When you are a child, the world seems like a scary place. You only as your told. When you turn into a teenager, the world is your playground. You will try new things and meet new people. You will fall in love and your heart will be broken. Your parents will be overprotective and you will rebel. You will think that they are the bad guy but they are not. Your parents are just doing the job that they've been doing their whole life. When you get older, you will see that your parents were just trying to protect to from the world.
The teenage years are the ones that I think effect a person's life the most. This is the time when you really learn about liife. Your smart enough to think for yourself and dumb enough to hang out with the bad crowd. This is the stepping stone for your future. The world around you will start to confuse you. Some things are too complicated to understand. This is when you will decide what you want to do in the future. Whatever you decide to pursue, make sure you enjoy what you're doing. You don't want to tell your kids about how boring your life was. You should inspire them to do great things. If they see you enjoying what you do, than they'll want to be like you: happy.