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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, PS : If you want to learn more about why the world is such a mess, look up the stages of spiral dynamics, based on a psychology study by Dr. Clare Graves of the stages to maturity.
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Hey 18 year old, time to start sex at lest at 13!
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Hey 18 year old, hi
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Hey 18 year old, Practice "mindful check-ins" (look it up if you want) regularly throughout the day. Take time to center and be aware of what your body, your heart and mind is all feeling and thinking. Ask yourself, "How are you, really?" and answer honestly.
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Hey 18 year old, If you have problems with anything in life and you're too insecure for it, you have to start reading books on confidence. Without confidence, nothing you practice will really last. Look up books on confidence or books on self esteem online please.
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Hey 18 year old, Be careful when you're only with someone as a friend or even as a partner out of pity. This is not true love, and you can still help them without being their lover or even a friend. Though if they don't want help even as you try, they won't change.
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Hey 18 year old, If you want to explore mental illness through gaming, look up "mental health video games," or "games about mental illness," if you want some recommendations. If you want general games like this, look up "mental health games," for example.
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Hey 18 year old, If you want to try to look into gaming related charities, look up "gaming for charity," for a fun geeky way to raise funds for different social causes. If you want, offer a bit of cash to give game consoles to children in hospitals, for example.
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Hey 18 year old, If you want to see something optimistic on the news for once, go to websites like Goodnewsnetwork, Positive News, Happify Daily or Sunny Skyz. There are so many good things in the world, yet it gets less attention than bad news.
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Hey 18 year old, If you like Reddit, look up self improvement subreddits like /r/Decidingtobebetter, /r/Lifeprotips, /r/YouShouldKnow, /r/Zenhabits, /r/Meditation, /r/Loseit, /r/Changemyview, /r/Stoicism, /r/Nofap, /r/Lifehacks and more.
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Hey 18 year old, If you've never got to experience having a good mom or dad, or even have one of those at all, look up the subreddits /r/dadforaminute or /r/momforaminute, to have some substitute moms/dads around to ask advice from.
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Hey 18 year old, Go to the YouTube channel Dad, how do I? for some fatherly advice for both guys and girls on fixing stuff, baking/cooking stuff, or just advice on life in general. A YouTube channel by a dad who never got to have his own dad, so he became one to you.
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Hey 18 year old, For both guys and girls, if you want ways to get chores done faster, then look up "cleaning tips," "cleaning hacks, "housekeeping tips," or "housekeeping hacks." Look up chores apps to help you get motivated for stuff like this to get done too.
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Hey 18 year old, If you're the artistic type, know that writing poetry or even reading poetry can help you make sense of your emotions. Look up the website Family Friend Poems for example, Button Poetry on YouTube, or the Ted-Ed poem playlist.
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Hey 18 year old, If you're black/brown, and police approach you, put your hands up and say "I have the right to remain silent." Do not run away or you might get killed. Any arguments you have, ask a lawyer later. Anything you say can be used against you.
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Hey 18 year old, If you want to learn to be tough and safe on the streets, look up "street smart tips," or "street smart advice," so you can avoid danger, considering all the crazy stuff on the news nowadays to what's happening to these victims.
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Hey 18 year old, Other than getting classic self defense items online, look up some self defense moves for women to try, if you feel unsafe on the streets or even in your own neighborhood. Check out self defense moves from YouTube too, for some ideas.
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Hey 18 year old, If you're looking to date as a man, know that what women want is a sensitive guy in touch with his own emotions, his humor and spontaneity. That's why women want the brooding moody creative man. Not the manly jerk with no emotions.
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Hey 18 year old, If you have trouble loving yourself, look up Dr. Kristen Neff's website, and especially her self compassion exercises. If you're not convinced of the need for it, look up "psychological benefits of self compassion," for the verified research on it.
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Hey 18 year old, If your body and muscles feel tense, try looking up how to do progressive muscle relaxation technique. It helps calm you down emotionally, by first helping you release the tension from your physical body, which often happens without you realizing.
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Hey 18 year old, If breathing meditation helps you, then other types of meditations that are less well known can help too, such as walking meditation, body scan meditation, mantra meditation, noting meditation, and loving kindness meditation are the basics.
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Hey 18 year old, Other than guided meditations on YouTube, mindfulness meditation apps can help, such as with Headspace, Calm, Insight Timer, Smiling Mind, Buddifhy, Simple Habit, My LifeMeditation, UCLA Mindful, Healthy Minds Program and more.
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Hey 18 year old, If you want to explore more about the social commentary on different internet trends to become a deep thinker of what you see online, such as cottage core, material girl, plastic surgery on social media, romanticize your life movement, and more.
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Hey 18 year old, There are lots of educational apps if you check that can be very useful for studying, or even for exploring new intellectual or creative interests if you're geeky like me. Sure, there are lots of ones for kids, but many are for adults too.
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Hey 18 year old, One part of learning to practice physical exercise is knowing that different people like different exercises. One might prefer yoga, another person running, another martial arts, hiking, swimming, biking, and so on. Find what's right for you.
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Hey 18 year old, If you want to look for some powerful healthy ingredients, look up for a list of "superfoods," that are packed with lots of extra nutrition, such as green tea, eggs, nuts, strawberries, blueberries, avocado, pumpkin, apples, watermelon, & more.
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Hey 18 year old, One essential grown up advice? All types of fruits, vegetables and other healthy food can be more easily eaten if you find recipes that make these ingredients more delicious. Sometimes it's not the food, but how you cook it that matters.
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Hey 18 year old, There are better ways to contribute to society than criticism and complaints alone. Yes, those things are needed, but criticism without specific solutions or specific actions will do nothing. Keep this in mind when you judge others. What do you do?
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Hey 18 year old, If you need help organizing your life, look up how to make a mind map, the different uses of the mind maps, the benefits of mind maps, mind map apps, mind map websites, and mind map books. It organizes EVERYTHING in your life.
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Hey 18 year old, If you want some ideas on how to make money on the side, look up phrases like "100 ways to make money," "100 ways to make money online," "100 ways to save money," "money making apps/websites," "coupon finder apps/chrome extensions," and so on.
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