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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, Try not to be exclusive in your choices. Or if you have strong reasons to be, be flexible when you explain it to people ... => Makes you sounds wise, and pushes you to anticipate the remarks you may receive !
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Hey 18 year old, Status games are stupid and yield stupid prizes. Instead, seek wealth (which is different from money) and you'll be way happier.
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Hey 18 year old, Build credit right away then use it wisely. It completely establishes a positive foundation for your adulthood to have good, ample credit.
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Hey 18 year old, Look at some job titles online to help you better understand what you might want to do after college. See if you can find ways to apply your interests to job titles.
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Hey 18 year old, Finished school and about to start at university or college? Think about what you want to work in, not what you want to study in the first place. Then work out from there which studies make the most sense for you. There are always multiple options.
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Hey 18 year old, Please get some sort of a degree or certification. Nothing worse than having a great job, losing it through no fault of your own, than finding out you’re qualified for almost nothing.
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Hey 18 year old, Education is important. If you are going to college/university, pick a program that has real world application.
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Hey 18 year old, Study abroad, learn about other cultures and languages. When you come home very few people will understand your experience. The people who understand are people you should keep in contact with for life, they will go places. Connections are everything
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Hey 18 year old, mental illness is not your fault but it is your responsibility.
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Hey 18 year old, college isn't the only answer. Trade school and alternative education are perfectly acceptable alternatives to going to a traditional colleges. Not everyone is a scholar, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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Hey 18 year old, Don't be afraid to follow your dreams. Study major you will use in the future, not the one easy to get
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Hey 18 year old, Go to school but go for something you enjoy. You have the rest of your life ahead of you don't choose a career path solely based on future wages. There is more to life than money. And job satisfaction makes a world of difference.
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Hey 18 year old, 90% of college is going to class. Just show up.
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Hey 18 year old, Don't put down that trombone, clarinet or drumstick! You'll always be able to find people to play with. Making music will sooth your soul at any age.
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Hey 18 year old, If you are starting college, find a way to get some practical work experience in the career field you are likely to pursue. Once you graduate, it will set you apart from those who just have four years of classes on their resumes.
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Hey 18 year old, Make sure you have a variety of friends, especially friends who think differently than you.
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Hey 18 year old, don't let anyone convince you that you can't make a living as a writer. Sure, you may not be writing the fiction you want to write all the time, but you can actually make a good living with words.
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Hey 18 year old, If in your first year as an adult you're still surrounded by cliques that make you feel like you're somehow less valuable than they are, these are incredibly petty people you can walk away from. You can start over now. Please meet better people.
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Hey 18 year old, Come on, you always can do better.
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Hey 18 year old, I wish I’d studied abroad in college. What a cool way to experience another country.
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Hey 18 year old, You don't have to go to college. Only go if you know *precisely* why you are going. Working at an entry level job -- fast food, whatever -- is infinitely better than going to college for no reason. Shoot, join the military.
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Hey 18 year old, You will always love your high school sweetheart. You will never forget him/her. I can't stress enough -- do everything you can to stay with that person. Don't live a life of wishing you had done more to be together.
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Hey 18 year old, dream big, act now, never give up, you're amazing!
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Hey 18 year old, If you're not an English native speaker, learn it now and learn it well. You will get a huge advantage for your later career.
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Hey 18 year old, create your own timeline, modify it as you wish, and never let anyone rush you with their timelines. Do what you love, love what you do.
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Hey 18 year old, “The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
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Hey 18 year old, Go out and see the world if you can. Do not be afraid of breaking the comfort zone. And remember, you are beautiful
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Hey 18 year old, Your relatives, friends, and romantic partners are important blocks in the process of building the foundation of your life. Be selective, even picky, go for quality and not quantity. It's OK to break up with a relative if it is absolutely necessary.
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Hey 18 year old, Be prepared to see anything. Violence in American is tamed by tax money that pays police and coroners. I saw a woman literally explode when I was 18. She jumped off of a 20 story building and burst on the pavement. (www.rolandoroblero.com)
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Hey 18 year old, Get tested for gluten sensitivity. If you're sensitive, give it up. It's easier than you think, and will yield greater rewards than you expect.
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