Note to my teenaged self

I am all for us as black men to be vulnerable,so here is a note to my teenaged self.
Dear teenaged Alfonso…
Stop worrying about what others think of you.
You are 1of 1,no one is like you.
Be patient,don’t rush love.
Do not let pain motivate you,you are not the reason why your father left.
Learn how to forgive.
You do not have to over sell yourself to make people like you.
Network more,create lasting friendships.
Don’t let people have so much power over your life.
Learn more about how to handle money.
Love is not a controlling emotion.
Stop rushing into things.
Learn how to be vulnerable.
Start a college fund for your kids.
Be more creative.
Travel more.
Love,your future self.