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What I Wish I Knew At Age 20

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 20. 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 20 year old, Don't rush into marriage. Travel, meet new people, try new experiences.
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Hey 20 year old, every ending is the beginning of something better
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Hey 20 year old, Extra curricular activities will impact more than your university path.
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Hey 20 year old, Love your parents and especially your mother, you still don't understand how much they love you. And No! There is no bad parents, If you think they are bad, then you are worst than them.
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Hey 20 year old, Don't be afraid to ask. Ask anybody anything. And a 'no' is always just 'no' for this particular moment. Don't be afraid to change circumstances and ask again!
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Hey 20 year old, time is going to start going by at a quicker and quicker rate, make sure to slow down every once in awhile and take it all in. Don't take a single person or thing for granted. Life is short.
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Hey 20 year old, You don't have to fall for someone because they are the first person to show interest in you. Don't settle because you are afraid that nothing better will ever come along.
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Hey 20 year old, Start making decisions based on what you wished you would have done in a year's time. That year will come no matter what decision you make, where do you want to be then?
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Hey 20 year old, Learn to be kind to yourself and patient with yourself every day. There is so much pressure at your age and almost none of it is warranted.
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Hey 20 year old, Read "Rich Dad Poor Dad" ASAP! Life is great in your age, playing video games and partying... But suddenly you'll be paying bills and you won't even notice when it started.
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Hey 20 year old, travel as much as you can, you don't often get the opportunity when you're older
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Hey 20 year old, Your current Uni course isn't working for you. Instead of hitting your head against the wall, just go to your advisor and ask how to change it. You will save yourself so much grief. (Also, pay attention in Stats. You'll need it later in life!)
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Hey 20 year old, It's okay to not find your purpose in life. It's okay to feel different from the others and being outside. It's okay to not know what to do. If you still didn't figure it out yet but you know what you "don't" want to do, it may be a good start too.
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Hey 20 year old, Doing your best does not mean working until you burn out. You likely procrastinate in part because you associate work with overwork. Stop and rest when you start to fatigue. Play a game. Read a book. If you know when to stop, it's easier to start.
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Hey 20 year old, the time from 20 year old to 25 year old is moving verry fast, make sure you do things will help you after 5 years =) .
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Hey 20 year old, Stop taking drugs, start designing your life.
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Hey 20 year old, if you have an opportunity to travel, take it!!
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Hey 20 year old, Start saving and investing now. Compound interest takes time, so starting early will get you a head start you can't catch up to in later years.
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Hey 20 year old, dont hear to others when they things like: „oh you need to this.“ Just do what makes you happy.
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Hey 20 year old, This is all such a bunch of gormless vapid chicken-soup-for-the-soul bullshit. One gets the sense that none of the people giving advice have ever faced real hardship. When the moment comes that you have to make a real choice, think for yourself.
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Hey 20 year old, Read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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Hey 20 year old, write off your twenties, live in your thirties...
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Hey 20 year old, You probably aren’t with your life partner yet, but you may be. Don’t let social expectations make you believe you need to keep playing the field, if you are in a positive relationship, it’s worth staying in it.
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Hey 20 year old, Start using facial moisturizers now! It prevents wrinkles and you'll still be getting compliments on your skin 20 years from now! Apply to your neck, too (50+ year olds warned me)! And always wear sunglasses so you don't squint & cause crow's feet.
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Hey 20 year old, Don't worry too much, you are extremely young you just don't see it now because you compare yourself to teenage years. Hang out with friends, go to coffee shops, chat, you are free now, probably no commitment. Only later will you realize your freedom
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Hey 20 year old, Try to understand that you can't always get what you want right away. Sometimes it turns out not to be what you REALLY want. Slow down, consider, ponder, ruminate, research and most important, ask yourself why.
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Hey 20 year old, Yeah, some startup wants you to quit college. A year wont make much difference, just finish school and be done with it.
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Hey 20 year old, Stop blaming your faults on your upbringing. Your actions are your own choices, and the only one responsible for them is you. Once you start accepting responsibility for yourself, you'll take control of your life and improve it.
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Hey 20 year old, Spend the next decade exploring, understanding you and the world you live in. Save marriage for thirty or above once you have a well established career, sowed your wild oaks and have figured out how you want to live and the companion you need.
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Hey 20 year old, 1. Don't sweat the small stuff. Everything works out just fine. Life doesn't Happen TO you, it happens FOR you. 2. Live life to the fullest. Live in the moment. Life is shorter than you think. 3. Travel. As much as you can.
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