What advice would you give your younger self?

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  1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
    Terrielynn1posted 6 years ago

    What advice would you give your younger self?

    If you could go back and give advice to your younger self what advice would you give and what would it change?


    1. profile image0
      Ikoro Iyineledaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1) Trust, is the worst, of all the virtues.

      2) Life is not to be lived as a lamb, in a world full of lions.

      3) In the multitude of counsellors, there is safety. (Not my words. The words of Solomon. But I came across them too late - apparently).

      4) A single tree does not make a forest. (Not my words either, but words I trusted to the extent of overlooking - till it became too late......again, apparently).

  2. poppyr profile image92
    poppyrposted 6 years ago

    When I was 16, say "Study medicine at university!"
    When I was 17, I'd say "write for HubPages, not Helium!"
    When I was 22, say "Don't sign that publishing contract, it's going to take you two years to get out of it."
    How about you?

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      hi thats great. I would say your to myself. your young take your time. don't be in a hurry. 16 fell in love. 17 got engaged. 18 got married and 20 had my first child. by 23 I had 3 children. THis summer I'll be married 33 years. Learn to love yoursel

  3. letstalkabouteduc profile image95
    letstalkabouteducposted 6 years ago

    I'd say: "Be kinder to yourself. Take better care of yourself. Get exercise. Eat healthy foods. Get enough sleep. Read more. Meditate. Listen to music. Spend more time with friends. Laugh more. Don't take yourself so seriously."

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thats great advice. I wish Id have said all that to myself. thank you taking time to answer. I have diabetes so eating well is very Important. I wish i wasn't so serious and hard on myself too.

  4. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 6 years ago

    Start taking your writing seriously earlier.

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi John. You are so right there. I didn't have enough self convidence to do more with my writing sooner. I sure wish I had though.

  5. Glenis Rix profile image95
    Glenis Rixposted 6 years ago

    Do your best at school. I would have gone to university at the usual age, widened my horizons, and taken a very different path through life.

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I finished school and some college. But doing home work was very difficult when I had a family and home responsibilities. I have a good life, but I could have made it easier.

  6. lisavollrath profile image91
    lisavollrathposted 6 years ago

    I would tell my younger self to walk away from my family, and never look back. I waited until I was 40 to cut them out of my life, and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. It would have saved me a ton of heartache.

    Also, spend less time worrying about what you should do, and do what sounds interesting. I waited on this until I was in my 40s, as well, and I am so much happier.

    And last: exercise. Find a way to love doing something physical, and make room for it every day. Learning to do this when you're older will be harder, both mentally and physically.

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Lisa, I am sorry for you. that would be really hard. Thats good that you are strong enough to do that. The physical part I iunderstand. The habit of  movement is s lot harder now than ever before. I am glad to hear you are happy now. Thank you

  7. dashingscorpio profile image80
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago


    Give it your all at whatever station in life you find yourself.
    Too often when you're young you believe you can "turn it on" when you finally find something you "enjoy" doing. However it's the lack of effort {right now} that keeps one from potential other avenues of success they could be experiencing while "waiting".
    It's easy to remain in the pack earning less money when you turn your nose up at the lead or manager positions because it's not your "dream"
    Years have a way of passing you by as you save up your energy/efforts for your (dream). Never overlook opportunities.
    Making success a habit in whatever you do guarantees you'll live well, whether you achieve your "dream" or adapt to an unforeseen Plan B along the way. Time waits for no one.
    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    - Theodore Roosevelt

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      hi Dash, thank you I lov e this answer. You are so right plan B is always good. Love the teddy quote too. hope you are having a great weekend. Thank to a lot of people here, I will not leave this earth with should a, could a, would a.

  8. dianetrotter profile image59
    dianetrotterposted 6 years ago

    Plan to have a better live when you grow old.

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Diane, short but sweet and so true. Plan to have a better plan. It will ease some of the stress of growing old. Thank you.

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    I would tell myself to take my school years a little more seriously and be sure to have a plan for what I wanted to do when I got out.

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      HI Keith. that is great advice. I bet a lot of us wish we had done that. Thank you for leaving an answer.

  10. Stella Kaye profile image83
    Stella Kayeposted 6 years ago

    Learn to drive as soon as you leave school.

    Don't get married and don't rely on a man for your income.

    Get a proper career and maintain your independence and don't tie your finances up with anyone else.

    Don't do anything you don't want to do just to please others.

    Don't put off until you're older the things you really want to do or put off going to the places you really want to visit.

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Stella, this is great advice. Some things I wish I had waited. You sound like you really have it all together. Or are these the things you wished you had done? Thank you for the great comment. I wish I'd had someone tell me this when I was young.

    2. Stella Kaye profile image83
      Stella Kayeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Terrie, they're things I wish I had done ... trouble is some things take half a lifetime to figure out and by then it's too late! You can only make the best decision at the time but it might turn out not to be the best decision in retrospect.

    3. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Stella I used to think that way too. But as Long as we are on this side of the dirt, it is never too late. I read about people getting degrees at 78 and 85. Those people make me look and say it really is ne ver too late. If you want it bad enough.

  11. Say Yes To Life profile image79
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 6 years ago

    Strive for absolute independence!  Work hard at your talents, AND learn how to make good use of them!  Same with school; choose a practical major and excel in it.  Avoid negative people and those who lack morals, choose good friends, and most important, BE a good friend!  Save and invest your money so you can retire early!  Along the way, stick to healthy and wholesome activities, so you can ENJOY LIFE!!!

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image83
      Terrielynn1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      HI Yoleen, that is great advice. THank you for answering. I hope you enjoy life and happy and healthy.


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