What advice would you give your 16 year old self?

Lexi (@writesletterstosibs) 8 years, 1 month ago

If the Doctor was your mailman, what advice would you give yourself?

October 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm
Goglosh (28) (@goglosh) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

Yeah I have one this time
Don’t lose your mind about her, and don’t let that break up ruin your future relationships. Love is not some secret thing you should give to just one person and it’s not a big deal, it’s for everybody and it’s not something esoteric or hard to find, just fucking love dude

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Nikolas Hug (12) (@HugNikolas) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

Vigorously search for those people in your life that bring out the best in you and strive for greatness in what ever makes you love life regardless of anything else, and knowledge and books are Delicious things. read Darwins pharmacy

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

Drop the negativity/inferiority complex/paranoia bs. Avoid politics and the news and anything too serious or negative. Get a good attitude about life and treasure each day you don’t have to work. You will miss that dearly. Listen to ska-punk, it makes a lot of sense at this age and it’s fun. But be wary of any such album that came out after 1999. Keep making up fiction like I did before, keep that love for making up stories alive. This link to childhood play is crucial. Don’t be a pushover but do be friendlier. Don’t be afraid to throw a few punches even if it gets you in trouble, sometimes you just have to. Don’t worry about not being seen as “nice”, they deserve a good beating. Take care of your health, use the free gym at school. Don’t make friends with deadbeats, they waste your time and don’t provide intelligent, inspiring company you really need. Weed is a timewaster and gets boring quickly. In fact don’t smoke anything. Masturbation is also dumb, best to just pass on this as well. Don’t sweat not coming from money, because if you want something anything can be yours for the taking. Groom yourself, it’s not being a suck-up to others, it really works. Night and day, man. The secret to girls is first leading an interesting life yourself, but don’t worry about that too much cause there’s really no one around here that has what you want anyway. Keep reading, a lot. Find things to get EXTREMELY interested in and stick with it, you will thank me, or you, in 10 years. And don’t be so quick to grow up!

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The Adventurer (8) (@mmcteague) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

“Go say hi”

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Obviously, you’re not a golfer (605) (@donjaime23) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

1. Get a f**king haircut.
2. Start working out and running now. Don’t forget legs and abs.
3. Learn to play the guitar.
4. Learn how to talk to people (hint: you do it by sucking it up and talking to people.)
5. Katie likes you. Why? You’ll never know. Go have a conversation with her.
6. Don’t worry about math and science so much, you’ll never see that shit again after high school.
7. Go to a bigger college/university somewhere in New England, and major in something useful.
8. Stop thinking you’re better than everyone else just because you get good grades.
9. Work on Idleknot Farm over the summers–it’s the best job you’re ever going to have.
10. Always remember that any given situation is only temporary.

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Conner J. (1,558) (@connerj93) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@writesletterstosibs, Do whatever the fuck you want lil’ homie, you made it pretty far.

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Zachrie (28) (@Zachrie) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

Relaaaaaaaaax dude, youre perfect just the way you are.
Stop caring about other peoples opinions.
Go for it.
Just fucking go for it.

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Rose (30) (@roseara) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

I wouldn’t. I’d probably do everything the same way, me being who I am. My 16 year old self doesn’t listen to people telling her to be cautious; she interprets people’s warnings as their fears, veiled. And she gets tired of being told how to live.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

Don’t waste as much time with those people. Make more music. They’re not gonna be in your life afterwards.

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Rex (10) (@RexRF) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

For some strange reason, the decisions you make now are going to permanently affect our lives…no pressure.

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Josh (213) (@reinvented2012) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

Dont be so materialistic
Read more, watch less TV
Drink less alcohol
Dont smoke (tobacco)
Question everything
Get educated, read more
Learn to play an instrument because its fun
The nerds are the people you will want to be around in the future, not the “popular” kids
Save money and travel
Marijuana is good but dont abuse it

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

Don’t quit piano lessons you idiot!
Stop being so shy, people are nothing to be scared of.
Your mom is right, fast food isn’t good.
Put those cigarettes down right now, that habit is going to stick.

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ThatGuy (38) (@ThatGuy345) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@zachrie,
“Relaaaaaaaaax dude, youre perfect just the way you are.
Stop caring about other peoples opinions.
Go for it.
Just fucking go for it. ”
That was beautiful. That is what I would tell myself too

Also, Stop trying to impress EVERYBODY man! Love yourself!! and do what YOU want!! This is huge in loving yourself. I know you dont love yourself right now, but you will and it will take a lot of work and experimenting but keep pushing. Enjoy the present moment kid, you are constantly living somewhere else. STOP!! Meditate, it is a cure for your anxiety. and tell yourself you love you in the mirror. I love you.

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Zachrie (28) (@Zachrie) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@thatguy345, That was beautiful too my man.
Hope youre sticking to it now.

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MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

It’s gonna be ok :)

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Ayat (6) (@Tribespearman) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

make no exception for yourself in the presence of others misfortunes.
and dont drop acid.

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niknak_pattywac (117) (@creativenik) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

where to start umm

-stop worrying about your hair

-Geez loose some weight

-don’t talk to that guy

-focus on school

-fuck your loser friends

-don’t climb out that window

-You should have stopped talking to that guy the moment he tried to force you

-have better confidence

-smile more

-stop your fucking crying

don’t feel like continuing

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inna (95) (@paintedbeings) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

+its okay to love what you love!!!!!!
+drop out of high school, your fears inhibit growth
+your past was pretty fucked up and you need to begin to care for yourself asap because you’re living in personal hell and are totally unaware of it
+hunger and starvation is body’s signal that it needs nourishment, not a nuisance to be suppressed. You’re scaring people with your appearance and yet again unaware of it.
lol well that came out depressing, but it was a nice time trip to contemplate and now I feel like I’ve come so far… more than I realized before this q

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Melissa (0) (@melioh24) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

Don’t be afraid to go out and do what you want. Fuck your asshole classmates, you’ll never see any of them once you graduate. Keep your friends close; not all of us get to grow old together. Love everyone and yourself. Don’t fight with your mom so much, she only wants what is best for you. Stop worrying about what others may or may not think of you. Who gives a shit? As long as you’re happy with yourself that is all that matters. Stay focused. Don’t let one bad relationship fuck up the rest for you. Just be happy.

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