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What I Wish I Knew At Age 19

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 19. 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 19 year old, don't be afraid to ask yourself who you are. Try to see yourself from a view that is not influenced by your environment: family, friends, community, school, work... Be you, do you.
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Hey 19 year old, dress in public like you might meet the love of your life
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Hey 19 year old, don't fret if you don't have your career path figured out...try new things and it will eventually come to you.
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Hey 19 year old, alcohol and partying won't bring you happiness.
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Hey 19 year old, Focus on being a likeable person with good social skills and a high number of quality relationships at least twice as much as you focus on grades and skills. Jobs come from relationships, not achievement, and life is all about people anyway.
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Hey 19 year old, it's okay to follow your gut
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Hey 19 year old, wear sunscreen every day
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Hey 19 year old, start flossing more
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Hey 19 year old, Majoring in something interesting is just as important as majoring in something that can get you a fantastic job. Balance passion with pragmatism.
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Hey 19 year old, No girlfriend name tattoos. Laser removal is expensive and hurts worse than a tattoo.
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Hey 19 year old, Someone not liking you can feel awkward, but it is better in the long run to be true to yourself than to change for the purpose of pleasing others. Trying to please everyone is not possible and not worth the effort.
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Hey 19 year old, Take care of yourself. Notice which things sap away at your energy: a cluttered living space, a toxic friendship, a view of yourself that's more critical than understanding. It's healthy to take the time to change or give up these things.
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Hey 19 year old, Do sports, do sports, do not get absorbed on romantic relationships for now
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Hey 19 year old, if you can't take it, you also shouldn't give it ...
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Hey 19 year old, Seek help if there is something preventing you to be happy. You just can't solve everything by yourself.
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Hey 19 year old, Take nothing from the dessert bar.
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Hey 19 year old, Choose a useful major
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Hey 19 year old, If you plan on going for higher studies (Masters or PhD), please focus and have a great GPA in undergrad. Good GPA is the easiest way to get into good grad programs.
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Hey 19 year old, Do not try to be like everyone else, focus on what makes you unique and stand out.
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Hey 19 year old, As you go through college understand that most of what you learn about your course material you won’t use. And most employers won’t care about your grades. Don’t spend all your time in the library. Cultivate lifelong friendships.
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