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    Default If you could send yourself an email 10 years in the past, what would you say?

    I was pondering, recently, what advice I'd give if I could send myself an email now that would arrive 10 years ago. What would yours say?

    Mine would say :

    Dear Geoff,

    Don't worry about the current crisis. It's ok to be you. No, really. Go read "gifts differing" by Isabel Briggs-Myers. Secondly, you really can qualify as a professional.. So what if you dropped University on a whim, you'll be fine. You never did want to be normal anyway.

    That idea you have for a holiday cottage abroad! Great. Not selling your tracker funds before the stock market halved. Not so Great.

    Geoff

    PS you know that rash on your foot? Just get off your lazy backside and buy some cream. One application and it'll be gone. Don't ignore it for five years before you can be bothered.


    What advice would you give yourself?

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    Stick with Biochem. The rest is boring, too, when you get down to it. Do the rest for fun on your free time.
    hoarding time and space
    A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
    — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    Dear Trina,

    Those people are not your friends, get away from them and that negative environment. Aim higher and don’t doubt your abilities. Read Rich Dad Poor Dad. Don't pay too much attention to the people who tell you what you should do but are unable to follow their own advice.

    PS bad choice with the haircut, don't do it and stay the hell away from any guy call Russ. Also check out a band called Muse when they play at the Gov next year, they will blow your mind.

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    Shoot yourself now, it only gets worse.

    Dear duckling,

    Be brave.
    Be patient.
    It'll get worse before it gets better.
    But it'll get better.
    So don't give up.
    Don't run from pain; let it change you for the better and make you strong.

    Trust others no more (and no less) than you should trust them.
    The world is more beautiful and wonderful than you've been told.
    In general, people are more accepting of you than you are of yourself.

    So, that being said... trust yourself too.
    Trust the larger patterns you've seen at work.
    Trust what you are being made into.

    Don't be afraid.
    Don't compromise the essentials.
    Take risks when necessary.
    Sometimes you have to give up the neutral for the good... and the good for the even-better.

    It's going to work out.
    Really, it will.

    Not every living thing dies alone.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    Don't take teh drugs!


    (Then again, I wouldn't be who I am today....capable of undestanding those going through the same miseries.)
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    Dear 10-year-old brat with a heart of gold,

    Anything I tell you now is going to go in one ear and out the other, so I'll just tell you this:

    Being a loner will strengthen your individuality, so enjoy it ya little loner you!

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    Dear 6 year old quiet blonde girl,

    You are currently too young to be considered legally responsible for your actions. Now armed with this knowledge, go forth and burn down that complete shithole of a primary school you are in. I know you think it's bad now, but you won't realise just how horrific your time was there until after you get out.

    Stop eating so many sweets and go and run around (even though Bryony said you were really slow)

    Oh, and you know your new best friend? Get rid. Now.

    Yours,
    You

    P.S. always remember it's easier to get forgiveness than permission, especially with those big brow eyes of yours
    Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

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    Dear brat,

    Just go and do what you think is right. In the end, it'll be good life experience no matter what.

    Oh, and keep on being the brat. Don't let anybody put you down.

    Brat Sr.

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    Aaron,

    Don't try and stop them. You can't.
    Life is profound. It doesn't end with their decision.

    Follow her. Your happiness will eventually depend on it.

    Take more classes during undergrad. Your clustering of degrees is an expensive bill to foot.

    Work less. Smile more.
    Don't get those silly tattoos -- You aren't fooling anyone.

    Hang onto Charlie. When you let go to follow her, remember him.


    Oh - and don't bother with MBTI. It's all bunk.

    Aaron +10.

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    Dear Michael,
    Don't take up smoking. Do start working out and eating a healthier diet. Beware of women from New Jersey.

    Sincerely yours(elf),
    Michael
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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