High school, like college, your first job, your first girlfriend, moving out of your parents home, etc., is a transitional phase. You will see, hear, touch, taste, and experience things you've never seen, heard, touched, or experienced before. More than likely you'll probably experience a few things you never even knew existed before. It will probably be a complete culture shock. Very few people, that I've heard of, come out of high school the same person they were when they went in. You'll probably try to follow the various trends that emerge to some extent. You'll probably adapt bits and pieces of peopleÃÆÃÂ¢ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¡ÃÂ¬ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¾ÃÂ¢s personalities to your own. Or at times you might do the exact opposite. But whatever you do, remain flexible. IÃÆÃÂ¢ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¡ÃÂ¬ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¾ÃÂ¢m not implying you should compromise your integrity or forsake your principles, but high school is one of the prime times for learning (both textbook wise and about yourself) and it would be a shame if you were to waste it due to some inflexible stubbornness. Constant, honest evaluation of yourself will serve you well. You have to remember that practically every problem you encounter, every doubt you have, every thought that nags at your self-confidence; everybody else is experiencing them too or has already experienced them. You will make so many mistakes that you probably wonÃÆÃÂ¢ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¡ÃÂ¬ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¾ÃÂ¢t be able to remember them all. Learn from them. The more mistakes you make and the faster you learn from them, the faster your progress as a person will be. DonÃÆÃÂ¢ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¡ÃÂ¬ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¾ÃÂ¢t let any singular event (like a mistake) define you as a person. Enjoy high school, learn from it and view it as the breeding ground of your personality. But most importantly, whatever you do, donÃÆÃÂ¢ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¡ÃÂ¬ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¾ÃÂ¢t shoot anybody. Seriously.