"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." ~ Oscar Wilde
I believe this is something for all teens to remember. Because this is the time when your personality is shaped for the future. This is when we choose what kind of people we want to be for the rest of our lives. This is also the time when a kind-hearted person can easily become a cruel bully and vice versa. And it all depends on who our peers are.
As far as I know, teenagers can be just as cruel as they can be sweet. We live on extremes and don't really know anything about the in-between. We may deny it, but it's the truth. I've seen some of the kindest people I used to know, who pass me by in school halls every day, never bothering to greet each other now. I've seen how not being in a "social circle" can alienate you, and what a significant role our ego has, especially in boys. Let's not forget that middle school and high school are the birthplaces of lifelong enemies!
My point of telling you all this, which most of you might already know, is that no matter how many enemies you have, don't forget to be good. It may seem at times that it's not worth it and that it's "cool to be bad" but trust me, when you look back at your school memories, you'll feel satisfied knowing that no matter what happened, you were the best version of yourself in the face of your enemies. Do what is right, not what is easy. I recently was given this advice and honestly, it sucked to do what was right because it was hard. But the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment afterwards was unmatched.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. What we give to another person with a full heart returns to us a hundredfold. That's karma, and I wholeheartedly believe in that. People only start hating you when they can't control you. So, are you that person?