...Are, as of recently; stir-ups should not ever come back into style, if you're not sure that they care, they don't. 1993 called, they want their scrunchies back. Camel toe is not ever acceptable. If vulnerabilities are visible keep it tight and try to put your best foot forward. Though there is an exception to every rule, you're probably not it. Your parents were right, staring is not ever okay. Make sure all in your heart know how deeply they reside and what their respective roles are. Be clear, most times attempting to spare ones feelings ends up hurting them more. You'll drive yourself crazy trying to figure out the motives of others, just take 'em at face value. Can't take yourself too seriously, you'll only get wrinkles. If you can't laugh at yourself first you're got no right laughing at others. You'll never know how much you can handle, or how far you can go if you give up. Just because they love you doesn't mean they get a say. If they didn't ask for your opinion, they probably don't want it. Life's too damned short to love halfway or hold back scared. If they don't like you fuck 'em, just one less Christmas card to send. First impressions are mostly bullshit but gut feelings are always best heeded. Trusting your cynical side is not always a negative thing. It can't always be sunshine and daisies, but you'd better absorb all the joy you can from everything or prepare to grow bitter. Focusing on the negatives or 'what ifs' is utterly draining and an exercise in pure insanity.