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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. 1,812 People

    I gave my past self an advice

    that "don't stop dreaming", "don't stop finding a friend" , "don't feel alone." :) so that's why i'm here right now...
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F Aug 8

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    In a couple of months,

    hell in a couple of weeks none of this will matter anymore. Instead of wasting your time and energy on negative people and irrelevant things, make the most of your time. You're young and you have your whole life ahead of you so focus on what really matters and live in the moment...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F Aug 8

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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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    Love yourself! Please,

    save your tears...they will not matter in YOUR future. You're worthy. You matter. Apply yourself. Focus on your studies to become successful in the future, instead of drowning in tears and depression. God, if I only could rewind and go back to those days...I'd have a career and...
    Jupiter24 Jupiter24 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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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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    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 Jun 24

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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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    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
    SorryForTheMemories SorryForTheMemories 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    Do more. Go out, take

    that girl on a date, go to that club, go outside, turn off the computer, do things. Even if it hurts to leave the house, just do it. It hurts, I know. You're scared, I know. But everything you don't do now will hurt so much more later.
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M Aug 8

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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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    AnaValencia AnaValencia 16-17, F Aug 7

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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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    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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    I wouldn't give my past self any advice.

    Since you learn from the past whether it's a failure or not. So to go back in time and give yourself advice would change your "present" self's present and future.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F Nov 10, 2014

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    Don't go into that music store,

    don't talk to the girl behind the counter. Don't look into her eyes.
    btorn btorn 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Calm down, take everything step by step.

    It'll all work out in the end. People who hurt you now won't mean a thing to you somewhere down the line. You're doing great, keep it up you're nearly there.
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F Aug 8

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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...
    Timster91 Timster91 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2008

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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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    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 6 Responses Jun 14

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    Just go for it. Stop sitting around

    and never doing anything because you can 100% do everything you want to!
    Soundsofrain Soundsofrain 18-21, T Jul 22

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    Probably, don't go down

    that Hill on roller blades. Preventing my clavicle fracture in high school.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Don't let outsiders judge the inner life of

    your dysfunctional family. Keep cussing if you want to. It's ok, to be shy. Don't hate yourself for it. People are blinded with their insecurities, keep faith in yourself. Relax with the overthinking, don't worry about looks or your image. You don't have to try so hard to be...
    Butterflying100 Butterflying100 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Hey love..., Your life is going to be a

    roller coaster but you're a strong girl, just keep holding on. I want you to know that everyone is beautiful in their own way and that if you are happy with yourself and love yourself then no one else's opinion matters. In life you're going to have to go through a lot and at...
    TheMorticiansDaughter TheMorticiansDaughter 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Stay on the path that your passionate about.

    Don't let people you trust tell you that you cannot achieve your goals. You might want to reconsider the person you are going to marry as it is an unfulfilling path.
    Mukwah Mukwah 41-45, F Jul 22

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    To love openly and to just let go,

    Not everything is meant to be forever but that doesn't mean your life ends with whatever else ends.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 8

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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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    Evee183 Evee183 41-45, T Aug 8

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    Don't type that text

    and send it to her. That feeling you're feeling is not real. It's just a facade. She doesn't love you. Stay away from her.
    rosswakeman rosswakeman 22-25, M Aug 7

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    Stay away from that psycho ex.

    run away from her for the love of god
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 8

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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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    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30, M Jul 21

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 21

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    thehippielife thehippielife 13-15, F Aug 8

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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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    To my younger years, Don’t wish your life

    away - it gets more serious, lots of responsibilities, more problems and boring as you get older so just enjoy your childhood and teen years! Life is all about risks so take that chance otherwise you will regret it! You have to go out of your comfort zone if you want something...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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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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    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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    Dear Past Self, JUMP!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I know the advice I would give my past self

    would be very many things one of the most important thing that could probably ever tell would be pay attention to how people treat you and no matter what listen to your inner feelings. if you feel like something is wrong to do or say or something is being done that is wrong then...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 1 Response Aug 8

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    Brush your teeth. Take care of your body.

    You can and will survive this. Don't listen to the abuse. Continue being you. Do art, and writing game and enjoy yourself. It's okay it will be over soon. Don't get married right away go to college first. Push yourself to be better you can do this. You are amazing don't make out...
    Sophia117 Sophia117 22-25, F Aug 8

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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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    Do not try smoking cigarettes.

    Not even once Not when you desperately needed your friends to realize how cool you really are back in HS. You're not born to be wild that way; you're born to be great with a healthy pair of lungs. You can build your identity doing other offbeat stuff. Smoking?! That is so...
    superhuman9 superhuman9 31-35, F Aug 9

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    Everybody isn't who you think they are,

    life isn't always what it seems to be, everything that looks good to you, isn't always good for you. Keep your grass cut to see the snakes, stay away from negativity, focus on the good around you, ignore the bad things.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Don't get married. Ever.

    Learn about polyamory earlier in life. Don't limit yourself by the options readily handed to you.
    frogchop frogchop 46-50, M Jul 22