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(Fark)   If you could go back to being 20, what characteristic or belief would you instill in yourself to make your life better?   ( fark.com) divider line
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2008-04-20 02:11:47 AM  
Stop being a farking dumbass.
 
2008-04-20 02:11:51 AM  
Stop trying to be a rock star. Would have saved myself a ton of tears.
 
2008-04-20 02:12:19 AM  
Stop being so afraid of what people might think.
 
2008-04-20 02:12:33 AM  
It's not your freaking hob to advance the entire civilization along with yourself...just get on with it and live by example.
 
2008-04-20 02:14:05 AM  
/submitter
 
2008-04-20 02:14:23 AM  
Learn sex from somewhere other than porno. It doesn't have to go on her face every time.
 
2008-04-20 02:15:25 AM  
DRUGS ARE BAD umm kay!
 
2008-04-20 02:15:45 AM  
dortress: Stop being so afraid of what people might think.

this oh this
 
2008-04-20 02:16:33 AM  
dsade: It's not your freaking hob to advance the entire civilization along with yourself...just get on with it and live by example.
errr...job
 
2008-04-20 02:17:29 AM  
That you should never ever work for family, because they'll turn out to be bigger assholes than you think.
 
2008-04-20 02:18:03 AM  
I wouldnt have been so headstrong, and actually taken advice from my parents, and stopped, shuddup, and listened.
 
2008-04-20 02:18:44 AM  
thrift ...
 
2008-04-20 02:18:48 AM  
stop procrastinating sometime.
 
2008-04-20 02:19:53 AM  
Dragynwing: stop procrastinating sometime.

meh, you can always do that later
 
2008-04-20 02:20:24 AM  
Andrew Wiggin: meh, you can always do that later

i'll get to it eventually.
 
2008-04-20 02:20:55 AM  
Okay?
 
2008-04-20 02:21:59 AM  
I don't understand why this was green lit.

Hey, my first.
 
2008-04-20 02:22:28 AM  
Experiment with sex and drugs in college, not religion.

Save a few bucks, buy a couple rental homes in Southern CA in the mid-nineties, sell them for a mint a couple years ago.
 
2008-04-20 02:24:10 AM  
Money isn't everything, but it's alot more important than you want to think.
 
2008-04-20 02:25:16 AM  
I definitely would have amped up my sex drive, and downplayed my nerdy bookworm tendencies. Shiat, I think I only had 4 different partners in college. I should have been tapping a LOT more ass than that. I wasted some golden sexxor years.
 
2008-04-20 02:25:54 AM  
the free t-shirt you get for signing up for that college credit card IS NOT FREE!
 
2008-04-20 02:25:57 AM  
Never, ever let your notebooks get out of your sight. And you could be a rockstar, if you actually continue WORKING at it, instead of putting the bass and the writing down and never getting back to it.

Your career is not nearly as important as your life. Don't sacrifice the latter for the former.
 
2008-04-20 02:26:54 AM  
I would make sure I didn't dwell on the past...
 
2008-04-20 02:27:04 AM  
Barnacles!: I definitely would have amped up my sex drive, and downplayed my nerdy bookworm tendencies. Shiat, I think I only had 4 different partners in college. I should have been tapping a LOT more ass than that. I wasted some golden sexxor years.

Yeah, but you're making up for it now double-time, right?
 
2008-04-20 02:27:39 AM  
Your career is not nearly as important as your life. Don't sacrifice the latter for the former.

// now with voting
 
2008-04-20 02:28:39 AM  
Those hobbies you have? Yeah, you can actually make money off them. All it takes is a bit of marketing.
 
2008-04-20 02:29:38 AM  
Don't dwell on the past

/yeah, I know I'm only 18
 
2008-04-20 02:29:38 AM  
Do that thing that you always wanted to do. No what you father or boss told you was right.
 
2008-04-20 02:32:32 AM  
emily1989: /yeah, I know I'm only 18

Fail.

*click profile*

but Win.
 
2008-04-20 02:33:27 AM  
Invested in Google - I thought it was the best thing in college but by dumb arse never realized it's potential. Not saying money is everything but it sure would have been nice.
 
2008-04-20 02:39:02 AM  
Age 20? I'd go get a prescription for Zoloft post-haste so my freaking libido wouldn't get me in so much trouble. I'd learn to keep it in my pants, basically.
 
2008-04-20 02:39:30 AM  
I should have gotten that sex change earlier in life. When you're on the 'mones, your boobs grow better when you're 20 than they do when you're older
 
2008-04-20 02:40:37 AM  
Learn to lie...
 
2008-04-20 02:44:43 AM  
learn to like yourself first
 
2008-04-20 02:45:22 AM  
Do NOT have unprotected anal sex with that Haitian guy, even if he pays for dinner and has very soft hands.
 
2008-04-20 02:45:46 AM  
don't date that guy, no matter what.
don't drop out of college, it's gonna be harder later on when you go back.
be kinder to yourself.
 
2008-04-20 02:47:14 AM  
I wouldn't change a thing.

I'm quite sure if I had done any one tiny thing differently, I'd have been run over by some old man long ago.

This life here, this life is an essay in glorious perfection.
 
2008-04-20 02:47:43 AM  
Save all the money you can, and buy land.

Study what you love the most and use that to further yourself.

Love yourself and others will love you intuitively.
 
2008-04-20 02:48:44 AM  
Something I figured out when I was 15. I am not as smart as I think I am, and I won't be until I realize how little I know.
 
2008-04-20 02:52:23 AM  
don't start smoking cigarettes. and be more mature in your relationship at the time, marrying that chick would have been awesome. and work harder in school.
 
2008-04-20 02:54:55 AM  
dortress
Stop being so afraid of what people might think.

Definitely this. Fortunately I ended up figuring that out at 21, so it wouldn't really have made a big difference to tell me a mere year earlier.

Really wish I could have gone back and convinced my, oh, 8-year-old self more than anything.
 
2008-04-20 02:55:50 AM  
I would be more philanthropic.
 
2008-04-20 02:57:17 AM  
Dump the girl already, she's only going to waste more of your life. Oh, and don't get so fat, fatty.
 
2008-04-20 03:00:51 AM  
You don't have to spend all of it.
And
Are you crazy? Stay in college, no matter how much the classes suck. You're outnumbered 3-1 by women, mostly nursing and ed majors.
 
2008-04-20 03:00:55 AM  
No skateboarding, mountain biking, muay thai = No arthritis now
 
2008-04-20 03:02:44 AM  
To appreciate those around you everyday, for one day, maybe sooner than you think they may be gone. I learned this lesson the hard way just a couple of years past 20.
 
2008-04-20 03:04:45 AM  
"Don't wait until the last goddamn minute to do your programming projects you farking dumbass."
 
2008-04-20 03:07:22 AM  
DO NOT TRUST HER.

ESPECIALLY THE SECOND TIME.
 
2008-04-20 03:13:33 AM  
If I could instill motivation and drive, it would be great. If I could do it now, I still would jump at it.
 
2008-04-20 03:15:37 AM  
The difficulty to making good is that you have to do it every day-but it will pay off. Don't take the easy way out just because you don't feel like it at that moment-always do your best.
 
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