what have you learn in your teens?
May 15, 2019 11:43am CST
What personal achievement make you proud. In my teen years I learned to be independent ,be my own person. although most of my growing year I was independent. Did not hang out with the others.I worked in my early teens. Shine shoes, selling paper and being a bus boy which I like. Which give me food to eat etc.I have worked most of my teen years till the day I joined the Navy.What did I learn.To be independent. I am very proud of this.Living in depression years was tough but learned a lot. This is what I learn.
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• United Kingdom
I have worked since the age of 14 while I was at school and after while I was at college I worked nights until I qualified. I liked the fact that I had some of my own money and never ever asked my parents for a thing! My grandmother did not approve of me going into higher education and told me off saying I was a sponger on my parents. Hence my determination never to take a penny off them. Of course when I qualified I was the bees knees in her eyes!
I learned to be strong when I was a teenager. I had to help my mother with the driving, as my older brother had a part time job on the weekends in town but he couldn't drive because he has epilepsy. I wouldn't ever take him feeling sorry for himself after a seizure, as this happened often, it was a fact of life and I was his leaning post many many times. I paid my own tuition for the private high school that I attended, so I taught myself some pretty good savings strategies, which I still use today. My diploma meant a lot to me as a result of paying for it all.
• United States
I have to say I was pretty independent as well. I did my own thing and didn't care what others thought about that. I wore my hair long, I wore what I wanted, didn't care about brand names or the in-crowds. I also started working at 14 and never stopped so I am pretty happy and proud that I learned the value of hard work and earning money very early on. I actually would have started working at 13 but the farmer I asked said he wanted to pay with pumpkins, and while I am in sales nowadays, was NOT a salesman at 13. Although at eight I did go door to door selling greeting cards for some company I can't remember the name of. Made $1 per sale. I did that for probably two or three years.