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If you could write a letter to a younger version of yourself, what would it say?

Asked by AshLeigh (15889points) July 24th, 2011

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janbb's avatar

Love yourself; you are a person of worth.

rebbel's avatar

“Dont wurry, in 20 year @augustnal wil beat thoos spellling mis takes out of ya!”

Faidle's avatar

You’re still okay…
All my love,
Quillen. ;)

AshLeigh's avatar

Dearest AshLeigh,
Do your damn homework!

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

Don’t worry be happy, life’s too short to be worry about things that don’t matter, love your family and friends and be appreciative (which i am ). Be open minded. You are pretty as you are and stop beating yourself up because of what you see on Television.
Don’t do stupid things just to be liked and to fit in.
You are unique in your own way and don’t try to change that.

tom_g's avatar

Dear tom_g,
What the f*ck are you waiting for?
tom_g from the future

ps – See you in a blink of an eye.

Cruiser's avatar

Let Chris go first instead and dial 911.

PhiNotPi's avatar

Dear PhiNotPi,
The winning lottery numbers for tomorrow are…

p.s. Don’t forget to write this letter tomorrow.

chyna's avatar

Dear Chyna, Get a four year degree instead of a two year degree and pick a field you like, not something easy.
Chyna (bored out of her mind with her life)

abysmalbeauty's avatar

Dear self,

Don’t be an idiot between ages 19 and 23. The time you will waste cleaning up your messes will severely slow down your inevitable path to awesomeness. Also, go to the optometrist and get glasses, you will hit fewer potholes. When you decide to cut the drama out of your life- even though it seems harsh- it really IS the right thing to do. And finally… the lottery numbers for xx date are xxxxxx!

Have a great life!
Love ya

Schroedes13's avatar

Hey Schroedes!

what’s happening? wait, I already know what’s happening! Cause I’m from the future.

Really, I have nothing much to say to you. You’re gonna live an awesome life. Maybe don’t take high school so lightly. Do some studying and such. Also, I know you don’t think you’ll ever go there, but get ready to have crazy, awesome adventures in Kiwiland!!

We’re Awesome,

lookingglassx3's avatar

Be prepared for some unexpected changes. Don’t dwell on it when your best friend ditches you, cos you’ve got better friends yet to meet. Forgive and forget, and don’t hold onto the little things that don’t really matter. Work hard in school, and don’t get distracted in class, you’ll only regret it. Oh, and that guy you’ve spent your whole life intensely hating? Prepare to fall for him pretty bad! And make an effort with your appearance on August 19th, 2007. It will pay off, trust me.

Ron_C's avatar

Dear Ron,

You were right!

poisonedantidote's avatar

Hi there you, or should I say me. The following letter contains spoilers, don’t worry, it’s too soon for you to understand that joke yet.

You don’t know me, because I don’t exist yet. This is a letter from the future to your self, I am writing to you from 14 years in the future.

Around about now you have just won the Balearic Island Karate competition for Kumite and are now starting to train for the Spanish Championship in a years time.

You need to keep training. Maria Antonia is not as interested in you as you are in her, and she will eventually dump you for a guy called Antonio. In 10 years she will be spending all her time looking after her kids and working at her bar, forget her.

Don’t go out looking for other girls either, none of it works out. In 14 years time you are going to be fat and hooked on weed, yes, I know you are anti-smoking, but just trust me on this one. I’m writting this letter to you on a Sunday, because the gym is closed. Normally I would be spending my time trying to undo all the damage you did, but today you have nothing better to do but sit around craving a joint while you wait to go back to work.

That reminds me, you should probably start learning to talk in front of people, and perhaps juggle or play an instrument. Hehehe, I know that would scare the shit out of you, but don’t worry, it’s all ok, working on stage is not as scary as you think it is.

You should probably stop wasting time with JavaScript and DHTML, It’s all about a thing called PHP now. You do end up working in computers for a while, you even develop your own software at one point, but now there is a thing called Google, and the internet is very different. You wont be able to make a living the way you think you can, because you simply wont be able to compete. Everyone will have internet access, some will even have it on their phone and fridge, it’s quite interesting yet also crap.

These are some days you probably want to spend at home:

- 16th Jul 2011

- 14th Sep 2009

- 22nd Aug 2007

- 31st Dec 1999

- 18th Jan 1998

Also, you will want to take note of this:

Tuesday June 21st 2011… 17, 20, 35, 49, 50. [3] [4]

Friday June 24th 2011….... 5, 16, 20, 30, 41. [6] [11]

Tuesday June 28th 2011…. 15, 16, 30, 44, 50. [2] [3]

Friday July 1st 2011…....... 8, 11, 23, 31, 46. [8] [9]

Tuesday July 5th 2011…... 11, 28, 29, 47, 49. [1] [5]

Friday July 8th 2011…...... 12, 13, 23, 40, 49. [7] [10]

Tuesday July 12th 2011…. 17, 19, 38, 42, 45. [9] [10]

… They are for a thing called “Euro Millions”. Lottery Numbers.

I would give you some results closer to your time, but you will just blow it all away on stupid stuff and defeat the purpose of this letter. However, I will throw you a bone. When you go and visit Michael on the isle of man, you will go to a casino. When you eventually decide to bet on the roulette table for the 1st time, bet $100 bucks, and leave the $100 chip there for a second spin. Thats all you are getting, and don’t try to be greedy because I have made it so that it will backfire if you try to bet more. Trust me.

I know you don’t believe a word of what I’m saying, you probably think this is a hoax. Well guess again numb nuts. I have proof.

1— I know how you got that scratch that you are nursing, you fucking idiot.

2— In about 3 months time you are going to be punched in the face and have a broken nose.

3— Berna, Pablo and Sergio are all dead by next year.

4— Hot water bottle, Lego, Night, Spider. (stop checking for mind reading devices).

Anyway, that’s all you need to know for now, I will leave you to your training and warhammer. Oh yea, don’t let mom give away your army, those things are worth a fair bit in the future.

mazingerz88's avatar

Dear Mr. Younger Self,

Yahoo. Google. Amazon. Netflix. Priceline.

Sincerely yours,

Mr. Now Rich You

gondwanalon's avatar

Keep working hard. You are on the right track.

gailcalled's avatar

Find a smart therapist when you turn 14 and use him, rather than your piano teacher, to teach you life’s home truths. Trust your instincts. Forget about what the elusive and mysterious “they’ think. Stand up straight. Your mother and father have some odd ideas that may not suit. That’s OK.

Hibernate's avatar

I wouldn’t write a letter to myself because if I was to change things I wouldn’t end up the same. It’s not the same as when changing the past influences the future BUT I believe that everything that we go through defines us. So if I was to tell myself don’t do that or do that and do it on X date then I would miss a lot of experiences.

I wouldn’t want to end up different that I currently am. Because I might not even end up living today if I was to change things. etc

disenchanted_poisongirl's avatar

I know you’re not even out there yet. Can you find the way back? Please?

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Don’t waste much energy waiting for people to do “the right thing”, look out for yourself.

linguaphile's avatar

Pay your bills on time. Don’t let anyone, including your SO use your credit card. There’s a huge Big Brother entity coming up in the future called Credit Reporting Agencies and they are scary. And oh, whatever you do, don’t let your mom sell the family land in Florida. Disney eventually expands and buys that land for big money.
Older Lingua

desiree333's avatar

Don’t worry now, it will come in time. Stop focusing on the future, enjoy the present. Be who you want to be and love who you want to love. Take society’s expectations out from underneath their feet.

King_Pariah's avatar

Either get help ASAP or blow your brains out now, you’re only going make it worse with all your running.

ucme's avatar

You don’t have to pull so hard, it get’s bigger all by itself!

AshLeigh's avatar

Dearest AshLeigh,
Fist, I’d like to prove that I’m really you.
1. I know your cat didn’t really scratch you… And I know why you do that to yourself.
2. Why the heck does Zach have a mustache? He’s in the sixth grade…
3. June 24th, 2008. “I don’t want to leave the way I came.” And you don’t…
4. Justin W. is not THAT cute… Okay, yes he is. But forget about him, because he’s a jerk.
5. Charles Hildonburg. Need I say more?
Proof enough?
Avery isn’t what you think he is. He’ll be gone before you know it. Don’t waist your first kiss on him. He isn’t worth the two months you waist on him, or any of the pain he leaves you with. Fourteen is far to young to lose half of your heart…
Maleigh isn’t your friend. And she gets knocked up in two years anyways.
Don’t leave Nick. You’ll regret it forever… He’s your best friend, and he loves you too…
Jeremy isn’t worth liking. He ends up with Sheva. Be happy for them, instead of mad…
Ignore everything I’ve said in this letter.
If you changed anything you might not meet Marissah. You might not meet Gage… And I’d miss them more than anything.
I can’t tell you if Nick ever comes back, or if it ever stops hurting. But I can tell you, when you look at Gage, you won’t even remember why you’re sad about Nick in the first place…
Sincerely yours,
OurPoisonRemedy. (Grow comfortable with that name. You’ll be using it soon.)

gottamakeart's avatar

“Move OUT,move on, and don’t look back.”

Pisces's avatar

Be independent minded. You are clever enough to figure things out by yourself. That’s all…. except don’t think ugly thoughts like, say, MutualToxicCure, or stuff like that… :-)

AshLeigh's avatar

Dear Ash-Leigh…
Don’t get side bangs. They look ridiculous. ‘kaythanks.

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