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What I Wish I Knew At Age 38

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 38. 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 38 year old, spend time with those who make you smile and say yes to more outdoor activities.
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Hey 38 year old, Travel. See the world. Take your family. Go with friends. Do a mission trip with a group of strangers. Find the time and the means and just see all there is to see.
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Hey 38 year old, think about buying a house with your partner? Think twice and talk, talk, talk - about your relationship, about expectations. You make a few big decisions in your life, maybe kids, settling down. Talk now instead of divorce later!
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Hey 38 year old, If your parents are still alive: all your mother. She loves you and she worries. And read the first sentence again. Don’t get worked up, but they won’t be here forever.
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Hey 38 year old, Don’t pay attention to all these fuckwads who think they know how you should live your life. The adult world seems stupid and cruel- because it is. We’ve all gotten used to it but you should stay angry.
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Hey 38 year old, Whenever you think about buying something extravagant, consider how much use you'll REALLY get out of it. Be honest. Ask yourself if there's a cheaper alternative you'll get the same use out of. You'll love having the money to handle emergencies.
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Hey 38 year old, GO TO COLLEGE. Don’t wait, don’t take a year off, just GO. It will determine how the rest of your life goes. Also, start putting $5 a week into a savings account and don’t touch it, if you can afford to, when you file your taxes, put in $100.
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Hey 38 year old, Things won’t always feel so intense. Life is balanced you will have good and bad things come and go throughout, it’s unavoidable. But always remind yourself when things feel bad, it won’t last forever. Enjoy the good times, and let go of the bad.
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