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I Want to Know What Advice You'd Give Your Past Self

Share the advice you'd give your past self in a letter or in a story. 1,504 People

    3 Simple Lessons 1. Listen to your gut.

    Your heart tells you one thing. Your brain another. Your gut instinct never steers you wrong. 2. Don't settle 3. Don't ignore relationship "Red flags"
    Missshelley Missshelley 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'd bitchslap myself

    for being so stupid
    Paranoidbeyondbelief Paranoidbeyondbelief 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I would tell my past self to not worry about

    what others opinion. Girls are haters so don't take what they say into consideration. Your beauty over shine their negativity. Bullying happens for a couple of reasons. 1.)jealousy 2.)Disappointment in their own life 3.)JEALOUSY You may feel like beauty is a curse but believe...
    URSTRULYAngelina URSTRULYAngelina 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    It all works out from here.

    .. you'll see... just wait...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F May 17

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    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    don't get bored and ask google how does a girl

    find am army guy like in dear John. you will find a website called ep and you will have nothing but problems lol
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response May 27

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    I would tell my past self stay a virgin

    and always put yourself first. Never settle for anything to make someone happy. Have fun in life with just you and wait to have kids until you know who you are.
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F May 26

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    There will always be someone

    that doesn't like you and it's not your fault. Be yourself , don't be afraid to argue.
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Don't ever base current decisions about a

    friend on the history you have with them. See things for what they are and call them out. Stand your ground and believe you have the strength to face the worst that life or love can dish out. There is enough happiness in the world that you don't have to be miserable to make...
    Etdos Etdos 41-45, M 2 Responses May 11

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    Dear past self, start thinking

    before you speak as well as be more patient with people. You've ****** up enough.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    Don't marry her. She's carrying your child,

    but you can be a good father without sacrificing your happiness.
    twistedAndJaded twistedAndJaded 41-45, M Jun 14

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    I have been reminiscing a lot lately

    and more than anything wish I had the chance to go back in time and slap some goddam sense into my younger self. Some of the advice I would give: • Have a decent try at everything you wish to achieve. Try to avoid regret. • Don't let fear rule your life. Seize every...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Just give in to your gayness,

    don't pretend you're not. Don't be ashamed of yourself, it's how you were made and no one should judge you for it and if they do, just turn the other cheek. Also, get rid of those shoes, like seriously, what are those? Don't say I'm being mean, you know they're dreadful.
    Skuggington Skuggington 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    surround ur self with positive things.

    don't give anyone or anything the power over u to hurt u. Make a habit of staying positive. happiness is inner peace n success is doing what ever that will mantinain that happiness. I will my old self this tips bcoz its the map I found for a good life
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Hey Me

    Don't be afraid, this is a message sent by yourself from the future. You're atleast 5 when you get this so I'm going to give you some tips of what you should do. When you're chasing your friend in a game of water tag, walk past the car. When you come accross your very first bully...
    Decade91 Decade91 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2008

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    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 26-30, M 1 Response May 27

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    When any good opportunities come along .

    .. For f##k sake take them .... Your a long time dead !
    wilcrooks wilcrooks 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    Don't give up college

    for that guy... trust me he isn't worth it.
    aLadywithoutaclue aLadywithoutaclue 22-25, F Jun 15

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    What would I say to my past self

    if I could? I would tell myself that this is YOUR life, so make the choices *you* want to make. There's nothing wrong with wanting to make people happy, but you can't please everyone. Just do your own thing, even if parents & friends don't agree. Also, I would have told myself...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I would tell myself that what matters

    now won't matter in 5 years. That not everyone you think will be around forever is. Cherish every moment as it comes and don't worry about tomorrow. Moments soon become memories and not every memory can be lived. Give second chances, accept that the past is passed and you can't...
    bethscottt bethscottt 18-21, F Nov 18, 2014

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    My Life Would Be So Different!

    Don't leave her bed side even if she tells you to, that's the last time you'll see her alive! Keep studying, don't let her death affect your schooling, she wanted the best for you. Be more attentive to your computer classes, it will pay off. Listen to your mother when she says...
    Th3D0ct0r Th3D0ct0r 26-30 12 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    Dear Past Self, JUMP!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    To my past self, If I were given the chance to

    talk to you, I just want to tell you that you should also think of yourself too instead of always thinking about others. There would come a time where you'll find yourself empty. Most people only think of themselves. They mostly only care about what you can give them. Find...
    LavenderHart009 LavenderHart009 18-21, F May 27

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    Life isn't as easy as you think.

    stay in school. life can be really hard at times but things will always work out no matter how bad it seems it will.....trust me it will get better
    Bellagirl35 Bellagirl35 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    That guys ain't shxt,

    stay focus on your career cause at the end of the day, when you become successful, them same aint-shxt dudes gunna be just that.
    indecisive20 indecisive20 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    1. Eat 2. Sleep 3. Eat 4.

    Stop Drinking 5. Cut deeper 6. Please ignore that 7. Eat 8. Talk to your family 9. Those people aren't your friends 10. Stop crying 11. Stop bottling things up 12. You'll make it
    ReykjaviktoZurich ReykjaviktoZurich 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    Live your life as you please.

    Do not throw away your dreams just because of one failure.
    purplepas purplepas 41-45, F Jun 17

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    Don't go to university,

    find an alternative path that will give you the same rewards and the same experiences. I guess I don't regret the experiences and times I had at university, but in hindsight, I should not have gone.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    But Most Of All - Love Yourself Just As You Are

    For every moment of doubt or confusion or indecision, or insecurity these are some of the words I wish I could have said to myself when I was a teen... Let go Hold on tightly laugh scream dance learn Japanese,Spanish and Norwegian...they'll be the most ...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    Stop worrying about the little things,

    everything will work out. You're not stupid, you'll get into university to study exactly what you want to. Dont worry about what people will think about you, the people who judge you dont matter. And most importantly, don't dedicate your whole day hoping that the guy will like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 26

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    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F May 27

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    Dear Past Self

    It does not matter how much you want love, learn that you ARE love, what you send out, you get back. You create much of your own reality, so, be kind to yourself. Be busy entertaining peace and avoid drama, embrace tenderness and gentility in your life always. It is your...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 9 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    I am great, without money or fame.

    Dear Candace, you are so unique, funny and smart.  Oh and yes, you are very pretty.  However, your looks do not define your value.  You have so much more to your character, than the physical.  Put down the money and the attitude, you don't need it.  It's...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    I should have had some martial arts training

    so I could really kick some @$$ !
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 6 Responses May 27

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    Stop being so afraid!

    You don't have to be afraid of everything. Sometimes it's okay to look silly or get rejected. put yourself out there more. Sometimes you fail and it sucks, but maybe you won't fail. That chance is always worth it.
    ElouiseLou ElouiseLou 22-25, F May 23

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    My Advice to My Past Self - and My Present One Too!

    Chill Kid, you know you have a mellow heart; enjoy this day; share happiness with your family and friends; make new friends; don't dwell on what's past but remember the good times; don't worry about the future - it all works out; three cats are enough - get a dog.
    gooddog99 gooddog99 51-55, M 9 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    kimberlyfaith kimberlyfaith 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I wish I spoke out and wasn't

    so shy :/ would've helped a lot
    rhiamia rhiamia 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Don't smoke. It's smelly,

    unhealthy and expensive. Don't spend so much time and money getting drunk in various pubs. It doesn't make you any more attractive to the opposite sex and not many of them go to the places that you do in any case. Then, when you end up drunk, you sleep late, wake feeling awful...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    nstar1983 nstar1983 31-35, F 1 Response May 27

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    What lessons have you learned from the mistakes

    you've made in life!? In a perfect world, we'd all watch out for each other - pure communism. But greed and self betterment/fulfilment means so called democracy can lead to a dog-eat-dig world with the inability to trust most of them around us. It's a sad state of affairs...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M Jun 13

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    Stand Firm

    I would tell myself to stand firm on your beliefs, your morals and your convictions. People will come and go in your life. Do not give up any part of yourself to someone else. A true friend would never ask you to anyway.
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    To my past self, please make sure you think

    so many times before making any decisions. Don't be impulsive and be sure you use your brain to be balanced with your emotions!
    Asereht Asereht 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27

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    Hmm...

    Sleep. Just let go. Socialize more. [Over]think less. Face your fears. Don't rush things. It's okay to say no. Trust your intuition. Don't be a preacher. Make time for friends. Don't take it personally. Take a few [healthy] risks. Make your own decisions. Explore and...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    Stop thinking you're not good enough

    and start living. Even though you went through rough times, it's time to change the way your life is going. You were so alone back then, why didn't you just try? You end up meeting the most amazing person you've ever met in your entire life, he's now your best friend and loves...
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Don't feel like you have to do anything you

    don't want to because you're being pressured into it. Pretty much sums up my "younger self life advice" :D
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F Nov 11, 2014

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