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What I Wish I Knew At Age 18

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 18. 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 18 year old, It doesn't matter what college you go to. You will find the friends/ culture that best suits you no matter where you are. You will learn the things you need if you have a desire to pursue them. Don't kick yourself or stress too much over the decision
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Hey 18 year old, It's ok to not know what you want to do for the rest of your life. It's ok to not go to college. Do whatever you do for YOU, not for anyone else.
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Hey 18 year old, Just because she's pregnant doesn't mean you have to get married if the relationship is unhealthy or toxic. You can still be a good parent without a marriage.
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Hey 18 year old, Learn to meditate, use any type of app to get started. It’ll save you a lot of stress and bring you more introspective wisdom!
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Hey 18 year old, you are your own person. Don't let anyone define who you are.
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Hey 18 year old, You're going to grow apart from your high school friends soon. That's ok. That doesn't make you or them bad friends or bad people, it's just a part of becoming an adult.
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Hey 18 year old, It's okay to ask for help. Even if you think you know what you're doing. Even if you think you're strong enough to get through this by yourself. The people who love you (and they do exist) want to help you.
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Hey 18 year old, college stuff is rough. Getting set to go, the mail, learning how to navigate all the resources. After your first semester it becomes second nature. Just get it over with once. PS. Scholarship applications suck. Apply for your Uni's grants.
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Hey 18 year old, Don't let your parents push you around at this age. If you want to go to college, do your best and go to college. If you want to take a break from school and get a job for a while, do it!
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Hey 18 year old, It’s ok not to like what everyone else is doing. It’s what makes you unique and once you leave high school, you’ll meet a huge array of people with different interest. If you haven’t found your crew yet, you will!
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Hey 18 year old, Just don't be a dickhead.
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Hey 18 year old, Best time start weight lifting dont miss that
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Hey 18 year old, Don't think you know yourself, you're not emotionally strong or developed.
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Hey 18 year old, When moving out on your own, always remember to buy a toilet plunger for your new place. You won't think of it until you NEED it, and by then it is far, far too late.
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Hey 18 year old, Take your mental health seriously. (If you can afford a therapist, see one, even if you are doing well! They can help keep you in the best shape possible.) You have to live with yourself, so make sure it's the healthiest self you can have.
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Hey 18 year old, Don't waste all your time. Study now.
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Hey 18 year old, Go to community college before going to a private school. Get those gen ed credits out of the way and you won't be chained to more debt than you can conceptualize.
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Hey 18 year old, Don’t drop out from school, you will regret it.
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Hey 18 year old, A four-year college isn't for everyone, but if it is for you, get ready for one of the best experiences of your life.
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Hey 18 year old, This is not the last year of your life, take it easy. There is basically no reason or requirement for you to be very serious about anything. Just relax and enjoy early adulthood, it's the shortest and most enjoyable period of your life.
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Hey 18 year old, Your attention is the cash value of your time. What are you paying attention to?
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Hey 18 year old, I Feel Like As A Man A Have Low Tetestosterone And Don't Feel Like A Man.
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Hey 18 year old, Start hanging out with older people now.
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Hey 18 year old, Know your boundaries.
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Hey 18 year old, Love yourself first and never find a man. A man will find you.
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Hey 18 year old, Please! For the love of God! Don’t ever dive or jump into a river, lake or anybody of water that isn’t explicitly marked as safe for diving.
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Hey 18 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 18 year old, life's about to get crazy. You're probably not prepared to cross the street and get hit by an airplane. Just remember that even some of the older adults out there can't "adult" right all the time too.
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Hey 18 year old, Figure out what you want one year from now. Where do you want to be? Who do you want to be? Then do absolutely everything in your power every day starting right then to make sure you're in that place. You'll be shocked how far you'll go.
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Hey 18 year old, Don't be too harsh to yourself always remember there's no one to fix you but yourself
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