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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, don't chase the money, cars and clothes - they're all liabilities. Chase your dreams and the lifestyle you want for yourself.
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Hey 16 year old, sometimes in life you have to do things that you hate to better yourself and get ahead
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Hey 16 year old, Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly.
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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.
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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.
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Hey 16 year old, Start Investing, be it little savings or funds, because compounding is magic.
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Hey 16 year old, Don't put off getting your driver's license, especially if cars are the only way to get around in your town. Otherwise you end up feeling very claustrophobic, stuck in your bedroom.
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Hey 16 year old, Don’t pay attention to all these fuckwads who think they know how you should live your life. The adult world seems stupid and cruel- because it is. We’ve all gotten used to it but you should stay angry.
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Hey 16 year old, Sleep around in high-school, the opportunity cost will never be lower so you better get it out of your system while you're young.
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Hey 16 year old, if you don't have sex before you are way older that's ok!
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Hey 16 year old, use condoms. Just buy them and try them on. And use them when with a girl. It's your responsiblity. Sex is fun, safety is your job.
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Hey 16 year old, Your vagina is normal.
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Hey 16 year old, Women are not the most important thing in life. Enjoy your life!
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Hey 16 year old, Always masterbate before a date. Be fun, nice and caring. You will get to know your partner better. After date 5-10 you will have sex. Be nice and you will have sex every weekend from now on.
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Hey 16 year old, sex. 40 year old man here. Be polite to your sex partner. Always masterbate before you go on your date. If the date leads to sex your real sex will be better. If she/he says no tell them it's ok and talk to them and have fun untill the date is over.
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Hey 16 year old, If you know you're good at something, pursue that skill for all its worth. Don't be told who you are, show us.
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Hey 16 year old, relationships at this age come and go, it's not the end of the world, even if it may feel like it is. You will be okay and much better fish will swim your way.
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Hey 16 year old, If you’re not studying then study - these are your best years. Enjoy the good times but makes sure you’re preparing for the future :)
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Hey 16 year old, it is okay to cut toxic people out of your life.
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Hey 16 year old, you're never too cool to spend time with family
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Hey 16 year old, you don't need a nice car, any car puts you a foot above everyone else
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Hey 16 year old, get involved as much as you possibly can, join an extra curricular club
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Hey 16 year old, Continue with your sports
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Hey 16 year old, Enough selfies so turn that lens around to take pictures of things and people that truly matter.
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Hey 16 year old, you don't have to say something at every turn of the conversation. Others appreciate good listening.
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