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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, What can I do in 18 year age
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Hey 18 year old, I want to be a IAS officer
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Hey 18 year old, Yea
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Hey 18 year old, If you want to expand your view of the world, learn from other cultures and be open to their points of view. If you can't afford to travel, at least watch videos or read books about different cultures then.
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Hey 18 year old, Take the short time to reflect on your day every night. Do the same for every week, for every month, and also for the end of each year. Ask yourself what you did well, what you felt you could do better, and what to do next time.
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Hey 18 year old, If you feel like your life is out of control, focus on the smallest things you can control. No matter how small, try to change it. If you can't change all at once, know that change starts by changing the small details around you.
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Hey 18 year old, Life is unfair, and there's much to complain about it, but that's why we need to make the effort to make it as fair as possible, instead of just sitting on the sidelines complaining about how unfair it is.
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Hey 18 year old, Sometimes, you have to act before you feel ready or inspired enough. Don't wait until you feel "motivated." Learn to act on things you don't feel like doing, and start small. Just keep it consistent.
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Hey 18 year old, Ok
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Hey 18 year old, Other than to identify your personal values, identify the personal values people pressure you to have, and contemplate whether it is a good fit for you, or it does not fulfill you.
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Hey 18 year old, Identify your major personal values in life. Look up "list of personal values," and pick out the top 10 to prioritize in your life. Organize these values in order, and whenever you are stuck in a decision, consult your values.
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Hey 18 year old, Even if you don't know the reason why, notice the types of people or the specific people in your life that drain your energy, and either not talk to them or stick to only basic surface level small talk with them.
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Hey 18 year old, If you're considering a date, focus on what you can offer rather than what another person can offer you all the time. If the answer is nothing, then that's your problem. Both sides of the couple should offer something, not just one.
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Hey 18 year old, Just because an abuser is calm and emotionless when being abusive doesn't make them less of an abuser. People can say the coldest things without any emotion, or beat people out without any feeling. It's just extra, extra creepy.
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Hey 18 year old, If you dislike distressing scenes in movies or TV shows, look up the website doesthedogdie to see all the trigger warnings of media content. Just because you're legally an adult doesn't mean you have to watch that.
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Hey 18 year old, If you want to learn good goal setting, set SMART goals. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time Bound. (Look up "SMART goals" for more).
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Hey 18 year old, If someone tries to be super tough, super dominant, and super macho ALL THE TIME, they are compensating for something. Beware people who put too much stock in "alpha male" advice, where being a jerk is justified as being "attractive."
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Hey 18 year old, Some people, whether friends, your partner or even family, will ALWAYS see something wrong with you no matter how hard they try. It's not you. It's them. You can win the Olympics, and they'll still be upset.
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Hey 18 year old, Don't trust people who call people who speak for equality "sensitive special snowflakes," when there are constantly videos of male and female Karens on YouTube throwing adult tantrums in public for mild inconveniences.
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Hey 18 year old, As you grow older, you will find older adults who never changed or learned anything new for 10, 20, 30 or more years. Here is one warning as you grow older; Never be like them. You don't have to rush learning, but don't stop growing.
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Hey 18 year old, Growing up, you will have to understand that there are just people you can't change no matter how much you try to change them. Either one, you cut them out of your life completely, or two, you only ever stick to emotionless small talk to them.
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Hey 18 year old, If there's one advice I'd tell to an 18 year old on how to be an adult, learn to ask why. If people tell you something is bad, ask why. If people tell you something is good, ask why. If there is no answer, then it's a bad sign. It's too "sus."
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Hey 18 year old, If you are looking for a job to pay off the bills (such as for college debt), look up "signs of an MLM," or "signs of a pyramid scheme," and beware of these companies who are looking to scam young people like you.
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Hey 18 year old, You're going to have to do the boring stuff sometimes, but that's alright. If you want to keep doing fun things for the long term, you have to take care of the boring stuff first. Maybe listen to a podcast or music during chores if it helps.
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Hey 18 year old, As you explore relationships as a legal adult, try to research online or ask a trusted person about proper consent in a relationship. It's okay to say no if you want to say no. People aren't entitled to be in a relationship with you.
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Hey 18 year old, If you're looking for ways to discipline yourself to be considered independent, look up some productivity or utility apps to help you become more organized. It's a great option if you lack an attention span, compared to doing it manually.
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Hey 18 year old, If you're stuck on how to reach independence at this age, know that it's best to focus on things one day at a time. No need to plan every single detail. Just focus on the first step, and work it out from there.
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Hey 18 year old, Just because you're legally an adult now, doesn't mean you have to feel immediately grown up and like you know what you're doing.
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Hey 18 year old, What about in career in government job?
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Hey 18 year old, I'm graduation student in Belcher of Commerce.
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