This is the trick to avoiding a double chin in photographs. You want to stretch your neck up and out to a slightly unnatural degree (you’ll feel like a giraffe), then tilt your chin downward.
Know that some of those responsible for protecting your rights are doing just that, but some are angling to undo them. Be aware of this when voting for politicians and interacting with the police. You counterbalance this kind of power by knowing your rights.
It’s the cardinal rule of gun handling: Never point a gun, loaded or not, at anyone.
You don’t get everything you want in life. That’s all there is to say about that.
You won’t really appreciate this until you become a mother yourself.
When your father and I started dating, I was shocked by the way he held every door for me and grasped my hand when I stepped off a low curb. Despite being secretly smitten by these gestures, in my self-righteous youth, I responded with ridiculous assertions that I could do it myself. I kept up this charade until the day he bluntly told me to lay off. He knew I was perfectly capable of the simple task of opening a door; he just wanted to do it for me! Then and now, I revel in your father’s dedication to old-fashioned chivalry: He still walks to the passenger side of the car to open the door for me; he refuses to allow me to carry heavy things; and he insists that I wrap myself in his coat, even though I knew it would be a cold night and left my warm jacket at home because it didn’t coordinate with my dress. This is what’s known as gallantry. Know that you aren’t entitled to it, and you can’t expect it, but in those rare cases when you find it beating down your door, embrace it! Also, thank your father for showing you how it’s done.
It can be uncomfortable, but do it anyway.
A good crying jag can be cathartic. It’s a girl thing. Just don’t do it at work.
Pictures are easily transmitted and recorded for posterity. The consequences of allowing yourself to be captured in a compromising light might not be apparent to you now, but they will be one day. The best advice I can give you is to avoid being snapped doing anything you wouldn’t want your father to see.