Skepticism is useful. Pessimism is useless.
Questioning authority is necessary. Sarcasm gets old real fast.
Whit can be charming, but being a smart @$$ is certainly not attractive.
As I moved through my younger years and into more life experiences, I had to discover these lessons for myself. We were all young and inexperienced at one time in our lives. Don’t beat yourself up over it.
I think what’s more important is where you’re evolvement is heading.
Don’t remain stagnate. Nothing is more unattractive than a person who refuses to evolve over time, peaked in high school and needs to tell you about those past accomplishments as he’s blowing his beer soaked breath on you at the 20 year reunion.