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What I Wish I Knew At Age 23

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 23. 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 23 year old, negotiate your salary, you are worth more than their lowball offers.
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Hey 23 year old, start putting even a small sum of money in funds, like index funds or ETFs, with a long term outlook. Add more money every now and then, possibly every time you get your salary. Keep all earnings there, learn the wonders of compound interest.
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Hey 23 year old, discipline will take you further than motivation ever will
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Hey 23 year old, It's never too late to put yourself out there. Get on those dating apps, meet people, and most importantly have fun.
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Hey 23 year old, Don’t invest yourself in the relationship you know not gonna last respect your time and heart
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Hey 23 year old, be thankful more often for everything you have, and for what others do for you.
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Hey 23 year old, Stop planning things. Things never go according to plan. Take every good opportunity that comes to you and go along with the flow. Everything will work out if you take it one step at a time.
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Hey 23 year old, nobody really knows what they're doing, we're all just sort of pretending
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Hey 23 year old, Fight for your own success and don't focus on making other people succeed, they will use you and forgive you as soon as they succeed.
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Hey 23 year old, Don’t pass up the opportunity to go abroad before you hit 25
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Hey 23 year old, use dating apps to make friends and not to chase sex or relationships. The latter will come easily if you become good at making friends.
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Hey 23 year old, Your manager's promise that he'll handle all the phone calls and emails sounds great, but you should ask to take on some of it yourself. You absolutely need to know how to work with clients and partners, and you'd be better off learning now.
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Hey 23 year old, learn the technical skills but remember the soft skills such as true listening, collaborating with others and effective communication will take you farther away as a professional and in life.
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Hey 23 year old, Have a read of this: https://medium.com/@AleksandarSvetski/a-few-words-to-my-23yr-old-self-3a340eef698
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