11/24/2012 06:20 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2012

The Ultimate 'Don't Stress!' Manifesto For Teens

Sometimes, it can feel like everyone in your class has had a boyfriend or girlfriend before you have. Or like everyone else is getting straight A's while you're stuck with a C in Math. Or like, somehow, you're not doing high school right, because your story doesn't look anything like what you see in TV shows or movies about "the best years of your life."

We're here to tell you that it's okay if you feel this way -- and, in fact, it's totally, utterly, and completely normal if most of your high school experience doesn't feel like one epic "High School Musical"-worthy song and dance number. But it can be survivable (and maybe even fun), if you can find a way to shake off the pressure you're putting on yourself to find a prom date, or that perfect group of friends, and vow to stop being embarrassed about the things you like or do.

With this in mind, we'd like you all to repeat after us, and then click through the slideshow below: "It's Okay If You..."

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