I don’t know if you know, but there’s this awesome fact that almost feels like a secret. No one likes being given advice. No. There are no exceptions. No one. The few blue-moon times people are dumb enough to ask for it is when, either want to argue with you, or think you are going validate what they already know they want to do. So, when someone asks you to go against all your pure, positive, and liberating instincts and give advice, ugh, their college going brat, what do you do?
No. The young libertine is in no mood to listen to any more lectures. They’ve heard enough of “Study hard, and do well in your exams” to last them a lifetime. “Have fun” and “Learn to Balance things” has no effect either. They intend to do exactly what they want. So what do you tell them? What can you say that they will actually listen to?
Wait for their parent to leave the room. Look them straight in the eye, your serious face on, and shout, “Don’t do drugs!”
Or you can give them the same advice I gave my little sister, “You aren’t allowed to date the first boy you flirt with. Flirting is healthy. Like Yoga. Even Ranbir Kapoor said so. And You have to flirt with at least ten guys before you decide who you want as your boyfriend.”
Don’t blame parents. They just don’t want their brat to be completely taken by surprise at the absoluteness of the independence they thought was myth. It is. But Words don’t teach, and if these parents drag you into their circus, remember to have fun!