Ten years ago I was still in high school. It's safe to say that a lot has changed since, so much so that I don't feel many similarities between the awkward high school loner I was back then and the person I'm now. Almost everything that matters to me has happened since 2010. This decade I found the field that I love, somebody to love, work that I love and made a ton of friends. I've gone far from home and ended up closer to my inner self.
Most of all, what can be learned is that great things come from series of small, good decisions. That you don't need to know exactly where you're going to go far. - you just need to find the right direction. That it is best to assume others are just as complex and wonderful and kind (even if they're not that right now).