You don’t have to rely on others.
It is hard to trust people who can’t keep a promise. You can’t rely on someone if they can blatantly lie to your face.
You don’t have to follow rules.
For once. You are free. You don’t have parents lecturing you or teachers limiting you so make the best out of it.
You don’t have to do something you don’t want to do.
If you don’t want to write a teen romance novel then don’t. No one is holding a gun to your head, forcing you to write something you don’t want to write.
You don’t have to conform to the norm.
Never write for a trend. Unless you want to travel down a one-way road to a town called Failure.
You don’t have to sell out.
No self-respecting writer would ever betray who they are to get ahead.