These are some of the lessons I have learned from living in community. Unconditional love is a choice. Living with other people keeps you inspired. Vulnerability is difficult, but it's worth it.
Hugs and smiles always help on bad days (you need to encourage them). People like to judge others. This peer pressure can cause you to deviate from the path you began to chart for your future. Don't worry about other people's aspirations, don't let someone else's goals and dreams influence your vision of life.
It's your path and you decide where it takes you and how long it takes to complete it. Nobody knows what life has in store for them. Being kind and understanding will go a long way in transforming your life. One day, you'll need the kindness of other people.
And you'll always get what you give. This is one of the good life lessons to adopt early in life.