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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, WHAT should be do in my couerir
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Hey 16 year old, Just live life to the fullest. Trust your gut even though others disagree. Once you get older, you can never be 16 again.
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Hey 16 year old, It's ok not to be perfect at something. The point is that you tried and that was the best that you could do. Give yourself a high-five because you put forth the effort and did it.
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Hey 16 year old, You should take better care of your teeth while you're living with your parents because they're paying for your dental care!
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Hey 16 year old, You’ll find your people, even if they’re nothing like what you’d expect.
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Hey 16 year old, Don’t be afraid to start challenging yourself, you’ll realize you can do whatever you put your effort into
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Hey 16 year old, Start paying attention to the healthy activities that bring you joy.
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Hey 16 year old, It´s okay not to have a significant other. Focus on yourself, your friendships, and the world around you.
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Hey 16 year old, you don't have to live up to anyone's expectations. You parents love you even if you are not perfect.
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Hey 16 year old, Try to keep your things private even from your close ones .
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Hey 16 year old, If you're having sex at this age, it's okay. You are still beautiful, worthy, and good.
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Hey 16 year old, If the person you like turns you down, don't keep trying. "There are plenty of fish in the sea" and rejection is a part of life. Plus, you have to respect your crush's choices; they know what they want.
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Hey 16 year old, It’s okay if you don’t know what love is like yet. There’s nothing wrong with you. Your own definition will come in time, trust me.
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Hey 16 year old, If you're in love with a friend, you tell them that, and they don't say "yes" back, their response means "no".
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Hey 16 year old, Try to start saving some money. It's harder to get in the habit as you get older, and you only start after you get back on your feet after desperately needing it. Get ahead of the game.
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Hey 16 year old, You don't need a boyfriend or Girlfriend to be cool. You still rock and deserve to be happy with anyone you choose.
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Hey 16 year old, if you’re feeling down, like you’re drowning, like the world is too much, reach out. People care. Maybe your parents aren’t the best people to talk to, but trust me there are others out there who understand how you’re feeling. Don’t do this alone.
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Hey 16 year old, It’s ok to cut people out, it’s normal but what is NOT NORMAL is if they hurt and abuse your feelings. Cut those people out!
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Hey 16 year old, The next few years of your life is going to be pivotal. The divergence between the life you'll live and the live you could have had is dependent on whether you set goals and go on to achieve them. Don't float through life waiting for tomorrow.
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Hey 16 year old, do everything in your power to avoid a police record, it follows you forever
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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".
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Hey 16 year old, Don't worry about getting into a relationship. You're too young to have to worry about that stuff.
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Hey 16 year old, Don't seek the wrong type of praise from anyone in life. Some things matter for the rest of your life. Experimentation and insatiable curiosity is natural in young adulthood. However being mature means steering that energy towards goals.
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Hey 16 year old, “Blue balls” is not fatal. If a guy tries to you that as an excuse to pressure you into something you’re not comfortable with, he’s not worth your time
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Hey 16 year old, Whatever accessories you think are cool on a car now, you will think are dumb in two years.
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Hey 16 year old, Life gets a hell of a lot more complicated...but so does your ability to handle it. Everything that stresses you out, hurts you, makes you struggle or just seems a bit tough...it's making you stronger and making the next time easier.
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Hey 16 year old, Love yourself. Make yourself happy and other people will want to be around you. Real relationships will come when you stop trying so damn hard.
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Hey 16 year old, Start coming up with career ideas you can do despite your health issues. You aren’t defined by them, you are so much more.
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Hey 16 year old, Start working out now, and by the time your 20 you will have 5 years of being in the best shape of anyone around you, and be in good standing to be healthy for the next 40 years of your life.
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Hey 16 year old, Find a job and start building some savings
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