Confidence is often a key factor in many teenage battles. The right amount of confidence goes a long way, and can make someone’s life secure and free of self-image and body issues. Even though it seems easy to obtain, confidence is a guarded emotion, that one has to fight through many wars with themselves to get to. To fully gain confidence, you have to place aside the insecurities and fears in your brain, and realize that life is only a paved pathway if you don’t place the stones in there yourself.