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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, Along with everything else happening, try new things, a different type of exercise, try going vegetarian, try meditation, if only for a few weeks, if you don't read, start and continue. You won't believe who you've become by the time you're 30.
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Hey 20 year old, If you have a toxic parent that you can stay away from, do that. Avoid contact with them, don’t pity someone that is so toxic to you for the sake of your own mental health. The quicker you realise they are so damaging the easier it will be for you.
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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, You may experience countless failures, lost in an unpaved path, and unimaginable pain but what the future holds depends on your ability to accept the harsh reality and take action fearlessly because that's the only way to know what you're capable of
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Hey 20 year old, , Dont let other take advantage of your true work the time you given to those they dont know the true value. For more greate advice check this young lady out on youtube its called Cultural story time she gives the best advice no matter what age you a
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Hey 20 year old, Don’t spend your time waiting on people. Your whole life will pass you by.
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Hey 20 year old, When you get jobs as a trainee/intern, search for a job where you will learn and not simply for the highest paying (unless you really need the money)
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Hey 20 year old, Study, study, study
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Hey 20 year old, It's not too late to go to college. Use khan academy to review your math and science. And pursue an education in something that matters to you. If you don't wanna commit to a university, look up a class and read the textbook. Practice and improve.
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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, Your college experience isn't what you had hoped it would be. Don't let these 4 years determine the rest of your life. You will meet more people, places and opportunities in the years following that will help you find your place in the world.
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Hey 20 year old, You're entering a stage where supporting yourself is more important than following your dream. Financial independence and freedom of time will enable you to pursue your dream. Be pragmatic.
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Hey 20 year old, I was taught that credit cards are evil. In reality they are only bad if misused. Build your credit so you don't end up living in a house that's falling apart, like mine. You will need at least three lines of credit to buy a house someday.
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Hey 20 year old, work to better only yourself and forgive yourself for making mistakes. Don't post anything on social media that you will regret in 10 years.
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Hey 20 year old, Credit card debt is really hard to pay off. Stop spending money you don't have.
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Hey 20 year old, Idk what to say
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Hey 20 year old, Learn to praise yourself for your efforts to improve rather than your innate abilities, even if your innate abilities have brought you success. Life is a series of challenges; you'll need to try, fail, and endure to build yourself to overcome them.
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Hey 20 year old, Once you've started studying something, don't listen to anyone that might makr you doubt it, and just finish it and see where it takes you.
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Hey 20 year old, There's still plenty of time to change your mind and start again
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Hey 20 year old, when you think you can't bear to break up with them, you absolutely can. You have so much excitement and opportunity in the coming years, don't waste any time with someone who isn't wonderful to you.
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Hey 20 year old, Don't try desperately to fit in. Start developing your individuality and you will be so much further and happier in a year or two.
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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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Hey 20 year old, Please! For the love of God! Don’t ever dive or jump into a river, lake or anybody of water that isn’t explicitly marked as safe for diving.
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Hey 20 year old, Don’t compare yourself to others - Just focus on yourself and becoming your best self.
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Hey 20 year old, Start saving money. Keep your family close. Friends and boyfriends come and go.
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Hey 20 year old, you're probably getting lots of sex in college, but remember, ALWAYS use a condom. Even if you think your pull out game is strong, don't try to go that path. It might come back to haunt you. Always practice safe sex.
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Hey 20 year old, Buy a flat as soon as possible. No matter if you really like. You get financial support from the government. Later, when you earn enough money, it is to much to get the f/s and to less to buy the flat you really like. But you can sell the first one!
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Hey 20 year old, Even if it's paltry, start saving now if you haven't already! Pennies eventually turn into dollars, and positive behaviors keep reinforcing over time. Always be stashing whatever you can and try to forget about it. Then you'll actually have it later.
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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, Artsy/creative majors might seem appealing because that's where the cool kids are, but you don't need an arts degree to do creative work. College is a chance to learn real skills and expertise it's hard to pick up later.
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