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What advice would you tell your 20 year old self?

Asked by ltoban (253points) February 5th, 2019

The older we become the many lessons we learned along the way. What would you tell your younger self?

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hmmmmmm's avatar

“You’re going to be 30 tomorrow.”

elbanditoroso's avatar

“in 5 years you are going to meet <name withheld>. Marry her – don’t settle for the jerk I actually married.”

rockfan's avatar

Start drawing. You have a natural talent for it.

Demosthenes's avatar

These are the best years of your life. Don’t be so shy and afraid to take risks. You’re not going to have opportunities like this again. You won’t be able to do everything, but you can do what’s important.

And don’t stress about what you want to do after college. It’ll take time, but you’ll figure it out.

zenvelo's avatar

Start working and saving. And stop drinking, you are an alcoholic.

Brian1946's avatar

Bet lots of money on the New York Jets to win the Superbowl in January, 1969.

Parlay that into a massive bet on the NY Mets to win the World Series 8 months later.

gondwanalon's avatar

Don’t seek a career in Medical Technology. Study Electrial Engineering instead.

ucme's avatar

Keep doing what you’re doing, in a few years you will be a great dad to two wonderful kids.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Brush your teeth every day. Stay the course.

Caravanfan's avatar

Don’t be a dick.

anniereborn's avatar

Don’t get married at 23, wait a few more years and spend time being out on your own.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

After failing out of university transfer to Athabasca University and continue your studies. Or better yet use your $1,500 grant to buy medicine and not pizza for your gf and pass university. Don’t’ go vegan or you would go down to 125 pounds and be very sick. Keep the PDA’s with gf to a minimum.

DeYoung's avatar

Work harder. Save and invest more. Avoid debt. Drink less. Read more. Drive slower.

RocketGuy's avatar

Join activity groups that have a good percentage of women in them. That will make it easier to find one that is compatible with you.

Newbie_Newbiech's avatar

Don't be afraid of life, everything will be okay, take risks.

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AshLeigh's avatar

I may have been 20 years old only 4 years ago, but…

1. If the ocean can calm itself, so can you.

2. You are not too much. He is too little.

3. Love yourself.
When your demons, some silly boy, or the entire world demands otherwise, love yourself so loud you can not hear them. Love yourself so big everything else looks small next to your resilience.

4. You have bad things in your past. Bad things in your past do not have you.

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