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2012-11-08 2:12 PM
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Subject: RE: What is something you would tell your 18 year old self ?
Listen more.
Talk less.


2012-11-08 2:24 PM
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Things are gong to turn out different than you think, but it will be great anyways!
2012-11-08 2:30 PM
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In about 20 years, there will be place called CoJ - avoid.
2012-11-08 2:30 PM
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Self, ya ended up pretty good.

But buy every single one of those $80 Chinese SKS from Jim's Pawn Shop in Fayetteville when you see all the crates in 1992, even if it means a second mortgage.

Oh yeah, Apple might be worth buying when it comes to be.

2012-11-08 2:40 PM
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Stop trying to impress everyone else and just be happy with who you are... oh, and get a neuropsych assessment for ADHD immediately!

2012-11-08 2:44 PM
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This will sound cheesy...

BUT "In about 15 years you are going to marry an amazing, wonderful, beautiful women.  DON'T fudge it up".



2012-11-08 3:18 PM
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Kido - 2012-11-08 3:44 PM

This will sound cheesy...

BUT "In about 15 years you are going to marry an amazing, wonderful, beautiful women.  DON'T fudge it up".

Does that mean you fudged it up?

2012-11-08 3:19 PM
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mrbbrad - 2012-11-08 1:18 PM
Kido - 2012-11-08 3:44 PM

This will sound cheesy...

BUT "In about 15 years you are going to marry an amazing, wonderful, beautiful women.  DON'T fudge it up".

Does that mean you fudged it up?

Maybe I should say, do EXACTLY what I did?

2012-11-08 6:58 PM
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Be good with your money.  Save and invest as much as you can, because, one day, you will find yourself with a couple expensive hobbies and a small business that would do so much better if you had more expendable cash to put into it.

I know money can't buy happiness.  It can, however, buy some things that can make me happy.

2012-11-08 7:01 PM
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SoberTriGuy - 2012-11-07 10:03 AM "Put the spoon down!"

 

This. 

 

Oh, and "Cut your g*ddam hair."

2012-11-08 7:09 PM
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moondawg14 - 2012-11-08 8:01 PM

Oh, and "Cut your g*ddam hair."

I'd spin it a bit differently. 
Since I now have a skin condition which causes my scalp to flake and itch profusely when I let my hair grow, which means I have to keep my head shaved, I'd tell my 18 year old self to either let it go sooner or relish it for as long as possible.

Come to think of it... I'd tell myself to be healthier.  Mentally, physically, and fiscally healthier.  So much crap in my life would never have happened if I had stayed healthier in all these aspects.

 



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2012-11-08 7:47 PM
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Find Starting Strength barbell program now and use it, its everything you ever wanted in a workout program.

Go to the best college that accepts you, not the 1 your friends are going to.

Oh and a Math degree alone is pretty useless take the statistics as well.

2012-11-09 12:37 AM
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Don't bother with college just yet, enlist NOW!

Start college while you're still in the military, and don't be embarrassed about being good at accounting.

Take swimming lessons

and dump her! And don't bother with the one you think is next. (I think I'd have to make numerous trips back in time to direct myself away from horrible romantic choices! My taste in women has not been constructive)

...yah, there are many things I would like to have known. Some things I'm better off learning the hard way, but some I really wish I had known 21 years ago (and 16 years ago, and 6 years ago, and 3 years ago)

2012-11-09 12:43 AM
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"you cannot possibly believe how much fun this is going to be"
2012-11-09 12:45 AM
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Put on a condom
2012-11-09 5:46 AM
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Subject: RE: What is something you would tell your 18 year old self ?
Don't get angry at stupid people. We need them. Think how hard it would be if everyone was smart.


2012-11-09 9:01 AM
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I don't know anything today I wasn't told at 18. The difference is that by many hard lessons, I now know they do indeed apply to me too.
2012-11-09 9:36 AM
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Subject: RE: What is something you would tell your 18 year old self ?
Don't go to university to do what your parents want and expect you to do. 
2012-11-09 10:19 AM
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Subject: RE: What is something you would tell your 18 year old self ?

Buy Apple.

I guess I must just be old.

If I told my 18 year old self to buy Apple, it would have been one long agonizing 20 year wait, plus a flirt with bankruptcy, before the investment made a penny.  The 100X gain thereafter would have been worth the wait, but, at 18, I was both a sceptic and impatient, and I would have began to doubt my future self long before the 20 years was up.

I think I would tell myself to buy Berkshire Hathaway instead and avoid all the angst.

2012-11-09 10:38 AM
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Subject: RE: What is something you would tell your 18 year old self ?
Don't do it.
2012-11-09 10:43 AM
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Subject: RE: What is something you would tell your 18 year old self ?

You only get one chance at health, don't blow it and respect your body!  You don't have the best genes to start with.



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