The transition from youth to adulthood can be smooth or incredibly difficult. What is the most important lesson you learned since middle school, and how has it guided you?
"this too shall pass" High-school was pure hell for me. Worrying about it seemed to be overwhelming - now as an adult - I look back and can realize how insignificant some of my worries were in the greater scheme of my life. This lesson also applies to the good stuff too - it also passes - often much too fast - I've learned to savour moments and remember special moments by simplifying them - for example - a vacation I have enjoyed - I'll take extra time to run the warm sand through my fingers and toes, feeling the warmth, taking in the sounds.
I know it's pretty geeky - but hey - that's how I roll!