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Thread started 09/25/18 11:41am

S2DG

What is something you would go back and tell your younger self?

I'm not talking time machines or some crazy shit, let's say it was a video on VHS. For the younger people, that was before dvds...

All of the stupid mistakes I've made in my life helped make me who I am but the one thing I would tell myself is to not care what people think.

My younger years were filled with concern for what people thought about me or music or you name it. What a complete waste of mental energy that was.

How about the Org?!

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Reply #1 posted 09/25/18 11:49am

onlyforaminute

Do no less than the equivalent to 30 minutes of strenous walking everyday. Do exactly everything they tell you to do about taking care of your teeth, everything. Do that with consistancy and the rest you'll figure out just fine.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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Reply #2 posted 09/25/18 11:59am

Graciegirl719

Not to let all those evil girls in middle school get to me.

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Reply #3 posted 09/25/18 12:32pm

Genesia

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I would go back and tell myself as I was starting college, "Almost no decision you make at this stage of your life is permanent. You can change your major, change your career, change your friends, get out of a not-so-great relationship - and it will all be okay. Scary, yes - but you will come through it stronger and smarter."

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #4 posted 09/25/18 12:39pm

RodeoSchro

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In a general sense? It would be something like "The only things you're going to regret are the things you don't do".

In a specific sense? It would be "Buy as much Microsoft stock as you can as soon as it goes public, and keep buying it for at least the next ten years thereafter".

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Reply #5 posted 09/25/18 1:22pm

PennyPurple

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Don't get married.

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Reply #6 posted 09/25/18 1:27pm

TrivialPursuit

Graciegirl719 said:

Not to let all those evil girls in middle school get to me.


The first bullies I ever had were three girls - Leah Scott, Rhonda Thompson, & Julie Hollaway - who were the best at being mean girls. I was called a fag, at 11 years old, before I ever knew what that meant. It followed into high school. They made my life hell, as well as their boyfriends jumping into the mob mentality.

I'm not sure what I'd tell that little boy. I really don't.

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Reply #7 posted 09/25/18 1:30pm

TrivialPursuit

In general, I would tell myself to "ignore everyone that ever discourages you from doing what you want to do in life, no matter what".

Dad was more absent than present, and mom always told me to "do just enough for now, you don't need all that other stuff, just get a little job to make a few bucks for now". Mom wanted me to survive, dad didn't care much about anything other than molesting my younger stepbrother. They were discouraging in actions, in words, and deeds. So my biggest advice would be to "do more than they ever thought you were able to do, but do it for you."

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #8 posted 09/25/18 1:39pm

Graciegirl719

TrivialPursuit said:

Graciegirl719 said:

Not to let all those evil girls in middle school get to me.


The first bullies I ever had were three girls - Leah Scott, Rhonda Thompson, & Julie Hollaway - who were the best at being mean girls. I was called a fag, at 11 years old, before I ever knew what that meant. It followed into high school. They made my life hell, as well as their boyfriends jumping into the mob mentality.

I'm not sure what I'd tell that little boy. I really don't.

I definetly empathize. I was different from the other girls, and really shy and nice, too nice actually, so they just made my life hell. Eventually my mom went and yelled at the principle, but that didn't really make anything better.

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Reply #9 posted 09/25/18 2:10pm

S2DG

These are some good ones...

lol @ Rodeo

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Hated Bullys in school. I would always step in. Last thing a bully wants is someone who would actually fight back.

[Edited 9/25/18 14:12pm]

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Reply #10 posted 09/25/18 5:42pm

XxAxX

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run!! smile

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Reply #11 posted 09/25/18 10:55pm

MoBettaBliss

buy more houses

kiss lorraine couchy.. she wanted you to

don't post on the org

take over the band

stop playing with musicians that don't cut it to be nice

listen to more miles davis at a young age

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Reply #12 posted 09/25/18 10:57pm

happinessinits
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1. Stop being afraid. Give yourself a chance & just go for it.
2. You don’t have to be nice to Everyone.
3. Prince in Vegas? Just go, go see him. Don’t be THAT strict w your budget.
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Reply #13 posted 09/25/18 11:05pm

MoBettaBliss

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Don't get married.



probably this too

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Reply #14 posted 09/26/18 3:09am

maplenpg

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Buy a house.

If love is the answer, what was the question? - Carter USM.
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Reply #15 posted 09/26/18 5:57am

Lianachan

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Find a way to get paid for doing something you'd be doing through choice anyway.

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"" ~ Isaac Asimov
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Reply #16 posted 09/26/18 7:21am

DaveT

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Other than some winning lottery numbers! biggrin ...

1. When seeking female attention in late teens/early 20s, don't worry about it being tougher for guys ... the imbalance rights itself in older age.

2. By all means travel, but tearn to love your home town and home country more

3. Go to as many concerts and gigs as you can; your fave artists won't be around forever.

4. Be less of a jack-of-all-trades, and focus more on a smaller number of things you love doing.

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Reply #17 posted 09/26/18 7:23am

RodeoSchro

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Lianachan said:

Find a way to get paid for doing something you'd be doing through choice anyway.



^This.

As our kids graduated from college, my wife and I told them, "Take some time to find out what makes you happy. Is it building stuff, helping people, creating art, or whatever? Think about concepts that make you happy. Then when you figure that out, find out what things you can do that employ the concept that makes you happy. Don't worry about money. If you do what makes you happy, before too many years you will be an expert at it. It doesn't matter what you are doing - if you're an expert at it, you'll be paid handsomely. And even if you aren't guess what? You're still happy".

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Reply #18 posted 09/26/18 4:30pm

S2DG

MoBettaBliss said:

buy more houses

kiss lorraine couchy.. she wanted you to

don't post on the org

take over the band

stop playing with musicians that don't cut it to be nice

listen to more miles davis at a young age


shocked

BLASPHEMER!

The rest of it I can get down with...

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Reply #19 posted 09/26/18 4:31pm

S2DG

happinessinitsuncutform said:

1. Stop being afraid. Give yourself a chance & just go for it. 2. You don’t have to be nice to Everyone. 3. Prince in Vegas? Just go, go see him. Don’t be THAT strict w your budget.


Love all of these...especially 3...

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Reply #20 posted 09/26/18 4:33pm

S2DG

DaveT said:

Other than some winning lottery numbers! biggrin ...

1. When seeking female attention in late teens/early 20s, don't worry about it being tougher for guys ... the imbalance rights itself in older age.

2. By all means travel, but tearn to love your home town and home country more

3. Go to as many concerts and gigs as you can; your fave artists won't be around forever.

4. Be less of a jack-of-all-trades, and focus more on a smaller number of things you love doing.



More gold here...I think I needed to hear 4 today.

Thanks! thumbs up!

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Reply #21 posted 09/26/18 5:00pm

onlyforaminute

S2DG said:

MoBettaBliss said:

buy more houses

kiss lorraine couchy.. she wanted you to

don't post on the org

take over the band

stop playing with musicians that don't cut it to be nice

listen to more miles davis at a young age


shocked

BLASPHEMER!

The rest of it I can get down with...



spit

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #22 posted 09/26/18 6:04pm

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Get the most out of your life but choose wisely because we're here only for a minute... wink

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #23 posted 09/27/18 9:13am

2045RadicalMat
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1. Don't ask for a 32x for christmas, it's gonna 90% suck

2. get out more often,

3. Don't take the benadryl your doctor prescribed you, THAT'S WHY YOU'RE FALLING ASLEEP IN SCHOOL!

4. Take advantage of the "girl" time you've got with A., F, E. especially F... wow.. what a stroke of luck!

5. Forget the kitten thing, just knock a few around with S

6. Don't let the girl''s rudeness make you angry. Don't say anything in haste. See if you two will work out.


But the odds are.. if #3 ever happened.. I'd be a different dude in a different set of life circumstances without ever having met any of 4,5,6

I'd also tell myself to quit the first band earlier. It's not going anywhere

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Reply #24 posted 09/27/18 9:34am

Empress

Wait longer before having sex. Stay away from boys until I was at least 18!

Get a better education so I could've made over 6 figures.

Travel more when I was younger.

Be much more adventurous

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Reply #25 posted 09/27/18 11:04am

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Depends on how young. If I could talk to my 12 year old self, I ´d probably tell myself to learn at least one instrument, maybe guitar, or even more instruments, maybe guitar, bass and keyboards and drum computers. I know many kids and teenagers and they teach themselves with Youtube tutorials and by practicing very often.

If I could talk to my 20 year old self, I´d probably tell myself to buy Microsoft, Apple and Crocs and Nike stock, or Pfizer stock before 1998. And of course real estate.

And I´d tell myself to avoid certain people and relationships, and go to more Prince concerts. I´ve seen him in concert more than 20 times but I wish I could´ve seen him more often.

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I´d also tell myself to take better care of myself. I´m healthy and grateful but still.....I wish I had had the health info I have now when I was younger. I´ve always been into healthy eating and working out from an early age on but the things I know now would´ve helped me a lot when I was younger.

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" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #26 posted 09/27/18 11:39am

Lianachan

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RodeoSchro said:



Lianachan said:


Find a way to get paid for doing something you'd be doing through choice anyway.





^This.

As our kids graduated from college, my wife and I told them, "Take some time to find out what makes you happy. Is it building stuff, helping people, creating art, or whatever? Think about concepts that make you happy. Then when you figure that out, find out what things you can do that employ the concept that makes you happy. Don't worry about money. If you do what makes you happy, before too many years you will be an expert at it. It doesn't matter what you are doing - if you're an expert at it, you'll be paid handsomely. And even if you aren't guess what? You're still happy".



Plus, of course, I’d also tell my younger self the results of a few years worth of horse races and some winning lottery numbers.
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Reply #27 posted 09/27/18 1:32pm

PeteSilas

a million things, a million, but most of them worked out the same way for the most part, only with a lot of wasted time. I wish I hadn't gone to college, wish I'd never approached any women, never made close friends. but sometimes it's not just hindsight, it's that the pressures around us make us do those things. It's tough to cut yourself off from needs and if you have to rely on corrupt, which this whole system is, you're gonna get fucked. I did the best I could. My 70 year old stepdad worked at a place for over 30 years and they were trying to fire him, they didn't, he retired before they could, that will never happen to me, never. Still, the bastards got their little piece, a lot of them.

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Reply #28 posted 09/27/18 2:21pm

EmmaMcG

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I don't really have any regrets so I wouldn't advise my younger self to do anything different. I would probably just want to prepare her for some of the things that are going to happen in her future. There was one particular thing that happened to me which I've never mentioned on the org and it very nearly ended me. I'd try to prepare my younger self for that in the hope that it wouldn't impact her the way it impacted me.
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Reply #29 posted 09/27/18 2:29pm

luvsexy4all

Here we are now

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