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What I Wish I Knew At Age 14

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 14. If it's good advice, hit the upvote button. The number next to it indicates the age the author wrote it at. Feel like there's something missing? Add a new message!



Hey 14 year old, Being pretty or being tall or being strong is not important later. Being smart and being kind and being likable are important. Don’t worry about what you look like now: it will all change for the better.
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Hey 14 year old, Friends (and boyfriends/girlfriends) will come and go, and sometimes that will be sad. But you will always have the memories. Focus on the good ones and move forward with your new friends!
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Hey 14 year old, Learn to type faster. (You can find online apps and websites for this.) Being able to type quickly will save you many hours when you are writing, and free you to think about your writing instead of your typing.
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Hey 14 year old, don't be afraid to make mistakes and learn. The thing about life is try.
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Hey 14 year old, know that you can learn and reach any skill you want in life with persistence and grit. Don't let your grades or teachers tell you otherwise. When I was your age I thought I could never learn Chinese. Today I speak it fluently because I studied hard.
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Hey 14 year old, Don't delay getting those braces
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Hey 14 year old, a successful career is built upon maintaining an edge against your peers. The time to find this edge is now. Look around you for something that is difficult to learn and which people pay for and make learning it a big part of your life now.
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Hey 14 year old, girls like when you talk to them! Just open your mouth and talk to her like you talk to your friends. Don't be cool, just be relaxed.
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Hey 14 year old, your horrific acne will not last forever. I promise!
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Hey 14 year old, just be you. Don't worry about what others think, you are unique take your chance and do your things. You are the most valuable person, you have your time to figure out what you're gonna do after
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Hey 14 year old, It really, truly doesn't matter what other people think of you. Just do your thing.
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Hey 14 year old, At this age, you are furious, you wanna do everything, perfectly , quickly, you think time is running out. I just want you to know that it's okay, you are very young, take your time, grow yourself, it's okay.
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Hey 14 year old, High school is really small. The world is really big. Don't take what happens there too seriously, even if you feel you're trapped.
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Hey 14 year old, Don't be afraid of your feelings and emotions. Even if everyone is trying to be cool, you should always embrace all that's going on inside of you.
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Hey 14 year old, if you know you're wrong, apologize
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Hey 14 year old, you likely won't remember any of the classes in high school, only the friends you made and the weird things you did together.
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Hey 14 year old, stop focusing on what others think of you. The only person you should be comparing yourself to, is yourself.
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Hey 14 year old, give your mom a break once in a while, or it's going to be a long couple of years
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