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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, Sorry
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Hey 16 year old, think carefully about the decision to enter which university to enroll in
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Hey 16 year old, Hey
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Hey 16 year old, How to get rid of masturbation
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Hey 16 year old, If people always come to you to listen to your problems, know it's because they just want to be listened to. You don't have to offer a solution to their problems, or advice. It's OK.
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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 tell a lie that could ruin anything in your life.
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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, start saving for your driving licence. makeup, bikes, everything like that can wait, your licence is your freedom.
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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.
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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?
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Hey 16 year old, wear your seatbelt.
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Hey 16 year old, do exercise
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Hey 16 year old, Find a job and start building some savings
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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, 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, do everything in your power to avoid a police record, it follows you forever
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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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, University /college isn’t for everyone. You can make a good life for yourself without going through further education
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Hey 16 year old, Figure out where you're going. You're young now and have lots of time. Figure out what you love and how you can do build a career out of it. If you don't love anything, start exploring. Now is the time.
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Hey 16 year old, Make the most of the time you have now with your closest friends
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Hey 16 year old, Stop worrying about others. Focus on yourself.
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