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    my30me New Member

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    If you could, what would you tell your 30-year-old self?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by my30me, Nov 15, 2016.

    Hello Friends, what would it be ?
     
  2. CaitlinCarver

    CaitlinCarver Member

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    I'm not 30 yet, but if I could tell my 30-year-old self something, it'd be this: live without regrets, love without borders, don't get bitter, don't get jaded, and for God's sake, don't get any older! ;)
     
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    I would say: remember why you made this change and keep you're eye on the prize.
     
  4. Scot

    Scot Senior Member

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    Spend more on contraception. :oops:
     
  5. Albeit

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    Don't be a moron, and learn to pace yourself now.

    You will get more done that way.
     
  6. Iain Sparrow

    Iain Sparrow Banned Contributor

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    No matter what, even when the stock market crashes... do not, I repeat, do not sell your shares in Apple.
    You guys have any idea what the $5000 I had in Apple stock in 1998 would be worth today?.. yeah, I wish I could take back that hasty decision!

    Also, there will be a girl come into your life when you're 33, her name is Mary... when she asks you on a date to go to the Queensryche concert, just politely say you're busy that night. If not, you have no idea the downward spiral your life will take.
     
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    big soft moose An Admoostrator Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Don't go back into employment from self employment because times are hard - 13 years later i'm about to go back the otherway and i'd be a lot better off if i'd spent the last 13 years building my business than working for other people.

    Also if i could go back to my 25 year old self i'd tell them - buy that run down house for 30k , yeah its a lot of money and you feel like it could be a burden but there's about to be a property boom - ten years later the same house that I passed up was back on the market done up for 350k
     
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  8. Iain Sparrow

    Iain Sparrow Banned Contributor

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    I tell you what straightened my narrow ass up but quick, when I bought a house and had monthly mortgage payments. Funny thing about that, my life calmed down quite a bit as I dumped my "party friends", and started talking to my new neighbors about amazing things like... lawn fertilizer.
     
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  9. Rainer

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    Pull out
     
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    cydney Banned

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    by MercyMe
    the lyrics to
    "Dear Younger Me"


    Dear younger me
    Where do I start
    If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far
    Then you could be
    One step ahead
    Of all the painful memories still running thru my head
    I wonder how much different things would be
    Dear younger me, dear younger me

    Dear younger me
    I cannot decide
    Do I give some speech about how to get the most out of your life
    Or do I go deep
    And try to change
    The choices that you’ll make cuz they’re choices that made me
    Even though I love this crazy life
    Sometimes I wish it was a smoother ride
    Dear younger me, dear younger me

    If I knew then what I know now
    Condemnation would’ve had no power
    My joy my pain would’ve never been my worth
    If I knew then what I know now
    Would’ve not been hard to figure out
    What I would’ve changed if I had heard

    Dear younger me
    It’s not your fault
    You were never meant to carry this beyond the cross
    Dear younger me

    You are holy
    You are righteous
    You are one of the redeemed
    Set apart a brand new heart
    You are free indeed

    Every mountain every valley
    Thru each heartache you will see
    Every moment brings you closer
    To who you were meant to be
    Dear younger me, dear younger me

    You are holy
    You are righteous
    You are one of the redeemed
    Set apart a brand new heart
    You are free indeed [x3]
     
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    DeadMoon The light side of the dark side Contributor

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    there would be no talking. there would be only slapping, kicking, stomping, eye gouging and power-bombs to "persuade" my then self to stay the hell away from that cursed job, credit cards and take much more time to pursue life's passions then money.
     
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  12. my30me

    my30me New Member

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    I have asked this tricky question to people around me, friends, family, colleagues. I will post regularly what I received:

    "To be honest, I do not regret much about my past, but I would say"Juan, do not forget to enjoy every day, to keep your mind open, to travel and to… always look on the bright side of life". And of course:“Don’t be afraid of shit”"
    Juan, 45
     
  13. Ebenezer Lux

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    "Don't start drinking now."
     
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    If you go for that burger, you'll spend the rest of your life in Japan. (Met Mrs. A in a real "Sliding Doors" kind of way)
     
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    ...Who could have guessed anyone on this forum was over 30? :cool:
     
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    Getting real close to the big 3-0, I suppose I'd tell future me to keep fighting the good fight and not give up on 'our' dreams!
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Supporter Contributor

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    Take care of your health, and for God's sake, don't drink so much!
     
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    my30me New Member

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    "I think I would say “take more risks” and “don’t lose too much time with details”. But overall, I would say go ahead. You are on the correct way."
    Mutlu, 37
     
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    "Put a little more effort into your work. Otherwise, a year from now, I'm going to have to put up with your bullshit. Our plan to get fired did not work!!!"

    (I put those three exclamation marks to annoy some people.:supergrin:)
     
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    I'd high five him for the illustrious writing career he had gained in the previous four years :cool:
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Supporter Contributor

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    I'd suggest that maybe twelve kids is a bit excessive for the first thirty years of life.
     
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    bonijean2 Ancient Artists And Storytellers Rock

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    Keep loved ones close and live each day like there is no tomorrow -
     
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    Wreybies Thrice Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Your no-maintenance abs warranty expires at the end of the year. Abs, start doing them now.

    Also, don't skip legs day no matter how much you hate it.
     
  24. Wild Knight

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    You'd better be further along progress wise than I am right now?
    Be alive and well.
     
  25. I.A. By the Barn

    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    Though I somehow knew today was going to be a bad day, hurtling through space and time and meeting an annoying older self, wasn't quite what I had in mind.
    ***
    This book is so thick, perhaps I shouldn't have decided to try learning things like what colour of cat eye means what or what type of vehicle does and doesn't get affected by crosswinds at midnight. My pile of to be read fiction seemed to glare at me.
    Ziiiiiiph
    Screaming and clutching the driving book, I watched as colour stretched away from me and crisp lines slammed into my eyes. I should have gone to sleep, my brain is rebelling!
    Then it all stopped. I blinked, I was in a wood. And I was also over there, crossed legged, writing in a notebook and looking about thirty. The other me looked up at me and then at their watch.
    "You're later than I remember," I stood up and walked over to me, smiling. "You having fun with that?"
    I looked at the thick tome I had to my chest, I assume I meant that. "No. Tell me I have passed, though otherwise, I'll hit you with this,"
    "Maybe. And all other questions will have the same answer."
    "But you asked me a question! Seems I've become my dad." I sighed.
    "I'll tell you a few things, I'm alive as you can see and-" other me raised their arm into the air, pulled hard at the air, clawing almost.
    "I can write much better than you can," I held those words out in front of me. "This is a stupid idea."
    "Well, I'll tell you something, I like my weird imagination, sometimes. Can you promise me that you'll keep being weird?"
    "Maybe."
    Ziiiiiiiph
    I still don't like myself, that much hasn't changed.

    Here's to being weird till thirty and beyond!
     
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