Adults of SSpot

As a 17 year old soon to be turning 18 in a couple of month I'm thinking about adulthood more and more. Please lend me your wisdom odayaal of SSpot.
Are there things I should expect other than the obvious ( taxes, being on my own, etc ) as an adult?
Does things get better as an adult?
What are things you aren't told when entering adulthood?
Any tips?Advice?
 

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As a 17 year old soon to be turning 18 in a couple of month I'm thinking about adulthood more and more. Please lend me your wisdom odayaal of SSpot.
Are there things I should expect other than the obvious ( taxes, being on my own, etc ) as an adult?
Does things get better as an adult?
What are things you aren't told when entering adulthood?
Any tips?Advice?
I’m not 18 but I’ll give you some advice.

1. Prioritize what is important to you. Some people are driven by money, some family, friends, and some people want to travel and see the world.

2. Continue educating yourself. YouTube has so many informative videos. Literally watch videos on everything you don't understand and want to know. I guarantee if you knock a few videos out every night you’ll be a very wise young adult.

:mybusiness: Implement a gameplan to get where you want to go. For some people, that might be college, grad school, career. For others, it might be getting the best job possible out of school and saving their money to start a business
 
I’m not 18 but I’ll give you some advice.

1. Prioritize what is important to you. Some people are driven by money, some family, friends, and some people want to travel and see the world.

2. Continue educating yourself. YouTube has so many informative videos. Literally watch videos on everything you don't understand and want to know. I guarantee if you knock a few videos out every night you’ll be a very wise young adult.

:mybusiness: Implement a gameplan to get where you want to go. For some people, that might be college, grad school, career. For others, it might be getting the best job possible out of school and saving their money to start a business
I refuse to believe your 15
 
I'm 17 too but here's my advice. You probably won't take it though since i'm younger than you.
- Do what's best for you
- Don't give a fuck about what others think, being happy/ satisfied is all that matters
- Don't rush in life, take things 1 step at a time.
- Have a plan/ backup plan
- Stay engaged with your deen, if you have Allah #1 on your list, things will go well for you.
 
As a 17 year old soon to be turning 18 in a couple of month I'm thinking about adulthood more and more. Please lend me your wisdom odayaal of SSpot.
Are there things I should expect other than the obvious ( taxes, being on my own, etc ) as an adult?
Does things get better as an adult?
What are things you aren't told when entering adulthood?
Any tips?Advice?
Get ready to make a lot of mistakes, your 20s is going to be about growing as a person and learning when to say No. You might be an adult but you are still young so don't be too hard on yourself.
 
I’m not 18 but I’ll give you some advice.

1. Prioritize what is important to you. Some people are driven by money, some family, friends, and some people want to travel and see the world.

2. Continue educating yourself. YouTube has so many informative videos. Literally watch videos on everything you don't understand and want to know. I guarantee if you knock a few videos out every night you’ll be a very wise young adult.

:mybusiness: Implement a gameplan to get where you want to go. For some people, that might be college, grad school, career. For others, it might be getting the best job possible out of school and saving their money to start a business
Ur wise mf but sometimes rubbish kid :dead:
 
In terms of education or career, do what you want as long as it isn't actively harmful to you and you have a reasonable gameplan. Definitely don't study or pursue something you have no interest in because it is deemed good or prestigious by others. Life is not black and white.

Don't stress about age and accomplishments. For some reason I thought I was a grown man by 18 and put an in hindsight unnecessary mental burden on myself. Really ruined 18-19 for myself. Do the best you can do for yourself. Another mistake I made was jumping or being reluctant to pick a hobby because I was too focused on what results those hobbies would yield - which completely negates the concept of a hobby. Adults still play football, tennis, pool etc. at any age.
 

Halimo Supremist

Supreme Xalimo from the South.
I turned down hobbies and interests I had because my friends weren't interested. SMH. Now I have entirely new friends and don't contact the old gang. Here are afew things I've learnt along the way:

1. Have always give yourself new experiences and skillsets. Such as a new sport, language or art classes. You will meet new people, make new friends and have a more intetesting resume.

2. Align yourself with you local mosque. Do Quran classes, volunteer with fundraising etc. This will help you spiritually as you are surrounding yourself with practising muslims. They will be a good influence on your ibadah which is essential in this day and age.

3. Do volunteering to humble yourself and develop a better outlook. I'd advise an office based one rather than in a shop. With enough experience it may support you moving up the career ladeer. Try to get into the fundraising / client relations or PR department. Also board or trustee positions can be invaluable.

4. HR is your friend. Study your work contracts and familiarise yourself with the legal requirements of employers and avoid getting pressurised to expect anything you're not comfortable with.

5. Learn to stand your ground against management. You will 100% come across an awful manager that will try to give you a hard time. Be straight forward and say:

"I know my rights and this company was very clear when I was being hired of the level of professionalism expected from me as an employee. As a manager I expect you to lead by example and follow the rules like everyone else. "

Be very firm and don't expect anything less than an apology. In this era of SJWs you will likely be supported by peers and HR.

6. Do not care about what they are doing and do not change a plans because of them. Friends come last always after taking care of everything, see if you can do anything to help out with your family. After this is taken care of then hang out with them. But these mofos need to come last every single time.

That's all from Auntie Halimo.

 
If you ever reach a point during Uni or work where you feel like you don't know anything and are starting to doubt how you reached that point don't be disheartened. Wallahi even during my graduation when I got my masters I felt like I learnt nothing, even when I completed my first project at the engineering firm I work I felt like I had no clue what I was doing. Imposter syndrome is a scary thing but take it as a hunger for more knowledge the further you become an expert in your field the more you feel like you have no clue whats going on.

I'd also suggest keeping in contact with friends you make during college (6th form in the states I think) and uni or you'll reach a point where you start working and have no friends outside of work to socialise with. Also make sure you participate in work experience during summer it will boost your CV above the competition. Take everything step by step and you hopefully wont stumble on the path to adulthood :denzelnigga:
 

Basra

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As a 17 year old soon to be turning 18 in a couple of month I'm thinking about adulthood more and more. Please lend me your wisdom odayaal of SSpot.
Are there things I should expect other than the obvious ( taxes, being on my own, etc ) as an adult?
Does things get better as an adult?
What are things you aren't told when entering adulthood?
Any tips?Advice?

1 Set plan goals with deadline times.

2. Improve your spiritual deen.

3. Have a jolly good halaal time, life is short!
 

Yukon_Niner

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You ain't gonna change when you're 18

I use to think shit would change but it didn't. You have to force change.
bisinka you guys are young. i thought the little ones on this Forum would be 19-20 or so, not fucking 15-17 :damn:
A lot of the people claiming 18/older are probably 14 and 15 year olds :icon lol:
 

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