What would you Tell your 19 year old self?

Recently, I read a post on what older people would tell their 19-year-old selves, and it struck me as interesting what people, after experiencing a lot of their life would tell their younger selves.

We’re always told that teen years are probably the best years of our lives- and it just gets tougher and tougher from here on. Experiencing this first hand, I tend to laugh these things off- we’re in a phase where pressures and complexities at school have reached sky scraper heights; the burdens of a wider, more open community along with social pressures tend to hold us down and we live in an extremely scrutinised era, where every move we make is watched and critiqued. How could this make our years the ‘best’ years of our lives?

So this got me to thinking, if people could- younger or older- what would they tell their 19-year-old selves?
Most teenagers have learnt enough life lessons for them to remember for the rest of their lives, and a lot of adults wish they could have told themselves things that would have changed or influenced their younger lives.

My aim is to talk to teens younger than 19 and people over 19 to ask them what ONE thing they could tell their 19-year-old selves if they had the chance to.

Why am I doing this? Well it’s always important to learn life lessons from the experienced and always important to remind ourselves of who we are.

So, in this social experiment, some would say, I plan on posting (with their consent) the things people would tell their 19 year old selves.

If you stumble across this project, and want to participate, just title a blog post, “Things I would tell my 19 year old self” and post the link of the post in the comments of this post. Also tag it with “my 19 year old self”


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