"You are wise beyond your years."
I don't remember the first time I heard it, but the first time it stuck, I was in ninth grade. And stick it did. Maybe because my English teacher wrote it on nearly every paper I turned in.
At that time, I thought it to be a high, high, compliment, and was very proud to be considered such a wise kid. Now that I look back on that, I realize that while it was most definitely meant as a compliment....... being wise beyond your years is not always a good thing. Cause it meant that I had experienced things that were well beyond my tender young years. And those experiences were not always good ones, often resulting in lost childhood experiences.
Funny how a few years can completely shift your perspective on a simple comment from a well-meaning and wonderful friend.
Day 25 Prompt: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad.)