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Reply #30 posted 09/27/18 3:03pm

PeteSilas

EmmaMcG said:

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. [Edited 9/27/18 14:21pm]

me too, i courted a woman and she called the cops on me. I've been through a million hellish things which is why i hate being around people today but that event might have really been the end of any hope for me to have any real connection to any human, there were many betrayals and dissapointments but that one might have done the most damage. At any rate, it all balances out, I have a lot of peace in my life, I cannot say that for all the men I known who have to put themselves through a meatgrinder of a work life and come home to argue with a woman who's never happy with anything. I got off light, I see that now but it didn't look like that at the time. I'm glad it happened all things said.

[Edited 9/27/18 15:14pm]

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Reply #31 posted 09/27/18 5:49pm

gandorb

Don't let fear of failure, rejection or humiliation rule you. Failure is just a momentary state unless you make it otherwise. Stay present in the moment and that will reduce suffering.

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Reply #32 posted 09/27/18 7:36pm

RJP1205

Oh my goodness ... so, SO much! One thing for sure... don't spend so much time worrying...it's not productive & depletes energy.
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Reply #33 posted 09/29/18 5:39am

peggyon

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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.

Yeah, they alway aggress in groups...little cowards

[Edited 9/29/18 5:41am]

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Reply #34 posted 09/29/18 7:36am

benni

I would go back and hug that little girl, tell her that she is better than she believes she is, that she will face challenges that she does not believe she will survive, but she will, because she is a strong, brave, individual. I would tell her that it is okay to speak out against injustices, that people will listen to what she has to say. And then I would tell her that I love her.

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Reply #35 posted 09/29/18 10:01am

crazyHorse28

I would tell myself: just do it bro! smile

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Reply #36 posted 09/29/18 10:41am

S2DG

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I would tell myself: just do it bro! smile


You were born in the early 80s, wasn't that the Nike ad campaign from 1988 - 1998?

You couldn't have missed that message, it was everywhere.

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Reply #37 posted 09/29/18 10:43am

S2DG

The "Just Do It" campaign allowed Nike to further increase its share of the North American domestic sport-shoe business from 18% to 43%, (from $877 million to $9.2 billion in worldwide sales) from 1988 to 1998.

disbelief

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Reply #38 posted 09/29/18 10:57am

2045RadicalMat
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S2DG said:

The "Just Do It" campaign allowed Nike to further increase its share of the North American domestic sport-shoe business from 18% to 43%, (from $877 million to $9.2 billion in worldwide sales) from 1988 to 1998.

disbelief

Somebody's gotta put them kids to work! !!

"Ahhh c'mon, BE A NOSE! " - WALTER PAISLEY
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Reply #39 posted 09/29/18 2:33pm

onlyforaminute

crazyHorse28 said:

I would tell myself: just do it bro! smile




That would be my next thing to say. I'd probably word it as "go for it" but same principle.
"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 #40 posted 09/29/18 2:46pm

Guitarhero

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Life is hard.

Miss my wife Julita rose
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Reply #41 posted 09/30/18 3:52pm

JoeyC

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benni said:

I would go back and hug that little girl, tell her that she is better than she believes she is, that she will face challenges that she does not believe she will survive, but she will, because she is a strong, brave, individual. I would tell her that it is okay to speak out against injustices, that people will listen to what she has to say. And then I would tell her that I love her.


Even though I'm a male, i can understand where you're coming from. What you said is what i would go back and tell my younger self, as well(among a lot of other things). hug

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #42 posted 10/01/18 6:56pm

Ifanybodyasks

I agree with the great ideas above. All would have helped. Also, learn what dark triad people are. And that there are more of them out there than you might think.
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Reply #43 posted 10/02/18 1:49am

TheFman

I's say a 100 of things, but that would be useless since I wouldn't listen even to myself confused

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Reply #44 posted 10/02/18 8:04am

kitbradley

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1. All that glitters ain't gold.

2. Never judge a book by it's cover.

3. If someone tells you who they are, believe them!

4. You can't change anyone except yourself.

5. You can't control anyone except yourself.

6. You can't tell anyone else how to love you. Look at how they love and decide whether or not you want to participate.

7. No matter what anyone says to the contrary, God loves you just as you are.

8. Be grateful for what you have. People are waiting to trade places with you.

9. Faith and worry can not abide in the same place.

10. Don't take any wooden nickels.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #45 posted 10/02/18 3:21pm

7thday

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I would go back and tell my younger self to GROW UP!

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Reply #46 posted 10/03/18 9:29am

S2DG

kitbradley said:

1. All that glitters ain't gold.

2. Never judge a book by it's cover.

3. If someone tells you who they are, believe them!

4. You can't change anyone except yourself.

5. You can't control anyone except yourself.

6. You can't tell anyone else how to love you. Look at how they love and decide whether or not you want to participate.

7. No matter what anyone says to the contrary, God loves you just as you are.

8. Be grateful for what you have. People are waiting to trade places with you.

9. Faith and worry can not abide in the same place.

10. Don't take any wooden nickels.



My mom used to tell me not to take wooden nickels and I never understood the reference but understood the gist of it. Don't be a dumbass. Thanks Mom, RIP

Other than that observation, Kitbradley, this list is GREAT! Thanks for posting it!

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Reply #47 posted 10/03/18 11:15am

luv2tha99s

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I would tell myself to have more confidence. That even though you don't feel smart enough or talented enough right now, you will in time.
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Reply #48 posted 10/03/18 11:40pm

SpamelaAnusorn

Enjoy u body when is look so fit and firm and good but don't send nudes to probation officer

DANCE 4 ME!!
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Reply #49 posted 10/04/18 7:42am

joppo

Your parents are rarely right, try not to be influenced by them. Listen to your inner voice. You're worth so much more than you think you are. You CAN be anything you want to be.... It really isn't so hard.
Spend more time with the wise people in your life.
And it's going to be ok.
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Reply #50 posted 10/04/18 4:27pm

luvsexy4all

SpamelaAnusorn said:

Enjoy u body when is look so fit and firm and good but don't send nudes to probation officer

u some kind of freak of nature???

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Reply #51 posted 10/05/18 12:02am

SpamelaAnusorn

luvsexy4all said:

SpamelaAnusorn said:

Enjoy u body when is look so fit and firm and good but don't send nudes to probation officer

u some kind of freak of nature???


What is it? I take in a bed room i dont take it in a park with nature and trees lookin.

DANCE 4 ME!!
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Reply #52 posted 10/05/18 10:55am

luvsexy4all

u never listened before ...why start now?

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Reply #53 posted 10/08/18 7:18am

TrivialPursuit

"Don't take photos of it if it's not hard."

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #54 posted 10/08/18 5:12pm

Dalia11

Mothers don't always know best!
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Reply #55 posted 10/10/18 3:30pm

Purplegarden

Not do my pointless degree in archaeology and do a B com instead.

Not to get into play slot machines

Buy every Prince CD and single I could see

Not get a credit card

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Keep up an exercise regime

Stay in the South Island and not live in Auckland

Come out 2 years earlier and not when I cut my mother off, as she told me she had breast cancer and having a masectomy the next day (Yes my timing was that awful).

Find out I had autism earlier and try and do something about it.

Not quit my job in 2005 to follow my partner south.

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Trivial Pursuit - also had a female bully called Sally Hill, with 6 weeks we became best friends and still are today!

This is the place where emotions grow. 24 Feelings all in a row, its alright, its alright
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Reply #56 posted 10/11/18 11:10pm

sonshine

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You are good enough.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #57 posted 10/14/18 4:27am

DAV123

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That all men cheat.
Read more and complete your art degree.
Don't put in 200% at work when your coworkers and boss are only putting in 50%.
"A Man Can't Ride Your Back Unless It's Bent" MLK 4/3/68
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Reply #58 posted 10/14/18 4:45am

Guitarhero

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DAV123 said:

That all men cheat. Read more and complete your art degree. Don't put in 200% at work when your coworkers and boss are only putting in 50%.

Ridiculous comment, never cheated on no woman. confused All women lie. Let's see if you like that BS statement. I will also add i have been cheated on by many women but i would never say all women cheat.

[Edited 10/14/18 4:49am]

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Reply #59 posted 10/14/18 8:17am

DAV123

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Guitarhero said:



DAV123 said:


That all men cheat. Read more and complete your art degree. Don't put in 200% at work when your coworkers and boss are only putting in 50%.

Ridiculous comment, never cheated on no woman. confused All women lie. Let's see if you like that BS statement. I will also add i have been cheated on by many women but i would never say all women cheat.

[Edited 10/14/18 4:49am]


So the question was what would you tell "your younger self"....for me this would have been helpful for me than believing something else. "All woman lie" is a statement I would not argue with as I'm not living in the shoes of the person making a statement and or opinion like that. My advice was for me and me only, if you disagree for you personally that's perfectly fine.
"A Man Can't Ride Your Back Unless It's Bent" MLK 4/3/68
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