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What I Wish I Knew At Age 21

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 21. 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 21 year old, learn to cook, it's good for your wallet and your health
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Hey 21 year old, don't be afraid of experiencing new things
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Hey 21 year old, work hard, play hard!
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Hey 21 year old, open a retirement savings account!
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Hey 21 year old, break up with him, it's better to be alone than together and miserable
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Hey 21 year old, You're not behind everyone else. Don't be so worried about reaching the next step in life as soon as possible. Travel, explore, have fun. This is the easiest time in your life to be spontaneous.
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Hey 21 year old, Don't feel so guilty about the dumb "mistakes" you make. I promise you they won't matter in 5 years.
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Hey 21 year old, there's nothing wrong with ordering an appletini
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Hey 21 year old, Drinking with friends and going out a lot is cool, but saving your money and creating an "F you" fund will give you so much freedom down the road.
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Hey 21 year old, you know that thing you've always thought about doing? Do it! Even if it's a failure, you'll grow much more from having the experience than letting it slip by
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Hey 21 year old, Meet people and engage in activities. It creates opportunities you even haven't imagined of. People are the most important things to nurture.
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Hey 21 year old, Think big. If you have an option to make the big money fast, go for it. Otherwise, go with your heart. Dont start studying until your at least 27. Start a band, go travel, move to a big city, meet people, make love and don't listen to your parents.
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Hey 21 year old, Think critically around people who make a point of always/often portraying themselves as a victim. There are two sides to every story.
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Hey 21 year old, Don't worry about what other people think. You won't even know them in a few years. Do what you want.
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Hey 21 year old, Learn what makes you tick, what makes you laugh, what makes you cry and what makes you feel everything inbetween - and then make sure you experience all of those things as frequently as you can - it's the only way you'll ever come to know yourself.
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Hey 21 year old, I'd say youth doesnt last forever so you need to plan for the future, financially, professionally and personally. Don't procrastinate and take advantage of all opportunities even if they don't work out or you'll live with regrets & don't assume they'
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