This article originally appeared on 08.27.15
Wisdom comes with age, huh? Don't try telling that to Kid President.
The kid's on fire in this insightful and funny pep talk that we can all most definitely take something from.
Kid President doesn't claim to know it all, but he does know a few things.
And I tell you what, if you wake up in the morning with at least one of these five things on your mind, I bet you'll conquer your day. Kid President tested. Kid President approved.
1. You matter. Don't let anyone make you think differently.
We are all unique and weird and amazing in our own ways. Sure you'll have your ups and downs, but keep that head up. YOU matter.
It's science, man! And also, you are great.
2. Being a bully is dumb. Don't do it.
Be nice instead. It'll take you further in life, and someday you'll look back on the bullies that you've known and think, "They wasted so much time being horrible to others. No wonder they're still living in their mom's basement!"
Ain't nobody got time for bullies.
3. History is made by ordinary people — like you and me and Justin Timberlake!
If you have an idea that you love, go for it. You never know what'll happen. Maybe you'll invent something or write the next hit song. It's up to you!
Ordinary people who aren't afraid to try (and fail sometimes, too!).
4. If you want to change the world, you'll need to know about it first.
Life is one big school. Rule #1? You gotta show up! Listen, read, ask questions, and most importantly: Be present!
Eek. Can you imagine?
5. Is there a teacher or person in your life who inspires you? Let them know.
Don't let those who've helped you in life go about their days not knowing it. Tell them how much they mean to you. Text them. Call them. Tell them in person. Heck, even write on their Facebook wall! It'll make their day. Promise.
You heard the kid!
It's true: No matter who you are, somebody is learning from you. Everybody is a teacher, and everybody is a student.
So what do you want to teach the world? What do you want to learn? Find out and go do it!
And maybe share this to inspire those around you to do the same. Because honestly, we are so much better when we're being our very best together.