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What I Wish I Knew At Age 17

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 17. 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 17 year old, You may not like being in pictures or taking them, but you will hate that you have no photos of some time period when you’re older. Take pictures even if it is out of your comfort zone occasionally, for your future self.
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Hey 17 year old, Unless it harms other people, make it a rule for yourself to NEVER insult how another person finds joy or expresses joy, such as the way people, smile, laugh or their interests and hobbies.
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Hey 17 year old, if you're unable to fall asleep at night instead of closing your eyes do the opposite. Keep your eyes wide open. You'll feel drowsy and will automatically close your eyes. If your mind starts racing again open your eyes again.
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Hey 17 year old, If you ever feel lonely just watch streamers with 10 viewers on twitch. They will always listen to you, appreciate just you being there. Win-Win for both.
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Hey 17 year old, If you have to make a presentation in front of a group of people volunteer to be the first one up as everyone else will be so nervous about their own presentation that they won't pay attention to yours and will more than likely forget any mistake.
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Hey 17 year old, In this world, people hide all kinds of mental illnesses they struggle with. Be careful of what you say to others around you, because these days, there are so many suicides even in the youth. What you say online can really mess with people.
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Hey 17 year old, If you're a man, and you've discovered online dating apps, don't send pictures of your dick to women you don't even know. Not only because it's wrong, but because legally showing even your own nudes as a minor counts as a criminal offence.
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Hey 17 year old, I know very few for now
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Hey 17 year old, If you don't know if what you experienced counts as sexual harassment or sexual abuse, and what counts as rape if you are wondering that, then look for the signs of sexual harassment/abuse or signs of rape, if you are confused.
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Hey 17 year old, If someone makes an offensive comment on someone's race, gender, sexuality, social class or anything similar, then don't laugh at it if you want to stop it. Just keep a straight serious face the whole time, to make it extremely awkward.
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Hey 17 year old, Do chores when you feel angry. Keep to yourself and wash dishes, gardening, sweeping the floor, etc. Use all that adrenaline towards something that will benefit you instead of doing impulsive stuff.
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Hey 17 year old, When you have a 3 day weekend, do all of your chores (laundry, cleaning, homework, projects, etc) the night BEFORE your 3 day weekend begins. You may have to stay up late that night but you'll thank yourself later when you have 3 full days to relax.
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Hey 17 year old, Don't watch too much news if you want to stay sane. Limit news to a chosen specific number of minutes per day to stay informed, and then go distract yourself with something else. Even video games and Netflix is a better choice than the news.
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Hey 17 year old, Make a LinkedIn account. Start thinking about what you want to do after college in the first year itself. Think how much you want to earn as your first salary. Choose a good college that has good placement stats.
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Hey 17 year old, Who I am.
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Hey 17 year old, Your friend circle defines you, keep your circle small and non-toxic
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Hey 17 year old, ok
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Hey 17 year old, You need be wisdom
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Hey 17 year old, We are in the age group where we should be in good path.This is the time where we should choose good path for our good future.Small mistake can spol our future so, we sholud be carefull for it........
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Hey 17 year old, hy i'm moha
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Hey 17 year old, don’t worry about school so much, it’s not as important as teachers always say, just keep calm and find real life out of school
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Hey 17 year old, If u r a party kid (u know who u r!), DO wait 2 attend college until u r 23+. By this time, you'll have been 2 every party (some twice) & thus b ready 2 move on 2 a different scene. This will save u time, trouble & big $$ in the long run.
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Hey 17 year old, Pode parecer da boca pra fora, mas tente não se estressar com a escola, com seus familiares e/ou amigos. Nessa idade, tudo está caótico, tudo é motivo para chorar e gritar, então faça isso, mas não com os outros. Converse consigo mesmo, e se entenda.
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Hey 17 year old, Nunca é tarde demais para pedir perdão... pelo menos não para quem realmente se importa com você e vice-versa! Você é jovem, vai sempre errar, mas não acumule os erros e as desculpas, pois não há nada pior que a culpa e o arrependimento em excesso!
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Hey 17 year old, don't use the hair dryer so often. You'll ruin your curls
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Hey 17 year old, Feeling mopey about not meeting "the one"? Stop it! There is a lot more life coming up and you are still young. The best thing you can do right now is focus on your passions and your friends/family. The complications of companionship can wait.
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Hey 17 year old, Be grateful to your parents for all that they’ve done for you and continue to do for you. Being a parent is totally exhausting and driving kids around to sporting events ever night means they can’thave a few drinks and relax after a hard day of work.
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Hey 17 year old, Start considering a career with high salaries. Money won't buy you happiness, but it sure helps
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Hey 17 year old, that hearth broke won´t last forever, in some years you will just laugh you love THAT person.
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Hey 17 year old, I know you're looking forward to being done with High school. If you're sure that you're going to college, go get a job in an office somewhere. It may be irrelevant to your education but it will teach you to approach school like a job.
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