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What I Wish I Knew At Age 16

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 16. 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 16 year old, Whatever accessories you think are cool on a car now, you will think are dumb in two years.
Hey 16 year old, I regret the things I haven't done more than the mistakes I've made. It's better to have lived and learned than to ask yourself "what if".
Hey 16 year old, Everyone is going to make mistakes and that’s the best part of your life because you can learn from your own mistakes not from others advice
Hey 16 year old, start saving for your driving licence. makeup, bikes, everything like that can wait, your licence is your freedom.
Hey 16 year old, do exercise
Hey 16 year old, Don't worry about getting into a relationship. You're too young to have to worry about that stuff.
Hey 16 year old, ignore what other people think of you. there's a wonderful world out there. focus on your own goals and work hard for it from now on.
Hey 16 year old, How do you 'fit in'? I know that I'm not skilled at socializing, but some of my friends said I am. I think I'm not because I don't have a lot of friends and most people at my class dislike me. I just want to be average. Is it wrong to change myself?
Hey 16 year old, Slow the f#@% down. So many people die in car accidents. Don’t let it be you, your passenger or a stranger in another car.
Hey 16 year old, Don't do to others what you would hate others do to you
Hey 16 year old, You don’t have to fit in .
Hey 16 year old, Don't tell a lie that could ruin anything in your life.
Hey 16 year old, Someday you won't remember the pain you thought would never go away
Hey 16 year old, Don't mess with your hair TOO much. What is destroyed now won't recover as much as you think in the next 5 years.
Hey 16 year old, Hey don’t wish to grow up so fast
Hey 16 year old, Keep being weird and yourself. That's an early-life symptom of later-life statistically "weird" success.
Hey 16 year old, Be the kind of friend you want others to be for you. In this way, you'll attract the kind of friends looking for someone like you.
Hey 16 year old, If you always do your best, then you won't have any doubts or regrets later.
Hey 16 year old, If it's possible to get a job or volunteer in an office, do it. Getting office experience will only help you get better jobs as you get older.
Hey 16 year old, No one will ask what your grades were in high school after college. No one cares about college after your first job. There is no permanent record. You can always reinvent yourself.
Hey 16 year old, No one ever died of embarrassment. Ask her out. If she says “no,” be polite and move on. Dating is a numbers game: there is someone for everyone. Don’t be afraid of rejection. It happens all the time.
Hey 16 year old, Drinking doesn’t make you cooler. Drugs don’t make you more interesting. Drinking seems to make it easier to talk to people by lowering your inhibitions. Learn to socialize without alcohol.
Hey 16 year old, learn how to share your emotions with your friends, family, and crushes. Holding all those hormone-induced emotions in will only cause you pain. You won't always share them the right way -- forgive yourself and learn from those mistakes.
Hey 16 year old, Cultivate friendships with people who look and think differently than you do.
Hey 16 year old, If the special person you're interested in isn't interested in you, they're not all that special. Find someone who is interested in you and given them a chance. You may realize you actually like them. You may not. But please just move on.
Hey 16 year old, don't chase the money, cars and clothes - they're all liabilities. Chase your dreams and the lifestyle you want for yourself.
Hey 16 year old, sometimes in life you have to do things that you hate to better yourself and get ahead
Hey 16 year old, Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly.
Hey 16 year old, Work hard now, at whatever you are good at. It'll make your life in the future far easier and far better.
Hey 16 year old, Don't worry too much about your future. You're still so, so young. Do what makes you happy and see where life takes you. Very few people in their mid-twenties are doing exactly what they wanted to when they were your age, but they're still happy.