First year of Uni will appear really easy at the start well don't keep thinking that it will get harder, it's not until second year that a hangover will hinder you in lectures
I'm talking high school-age here. Anyways, pretty self explanatory; keep it short, and NO, you cannot bring an almanac or something BTTF style or tell them to invest in something.
Apparently horses like to knit or something.
There's a restaurant near my house that's call 'the hobby horse'.
OT: my piece of advice.. hmm...
wear your retainer more often.
Don't be a pussy, if you like a girl, ask her out. Oh, and never buy a car, once you get hooked, you're hooked for life.
Grow a work ethic, for fuck's sake. You may be able to coast through school, but when you finally fulfil your ambition of getting into that particular university, you'll find your lack of motivation pretty much ruins everything for the first couple of years...
Also, just stop arguing with Mum. She's still wrong, but just leave her be. It'll be easier for you and everyone else in the house.
Save up some fucking money. I know it's great fun to spend every last penny as it comes, but I could really use some savings right now (so I could spend every penny on the stuff I want now instead :P )
When you have to choose between fencing and choir, choose fencing. The choir master is a dick, you can still have singing lessons, and you'll end up quitting choir a year later anyway. Don't give up on the amazing opportunity and all the potential you have.
And of course, the obligatory "just go for it" advice about all sorts of crushes I had. Seriously, none of it will come to anything in the long run, but have a bit more fun for Christ's sake, you have more of a chance than you think you do, and having confidence in that works wonders.
You know that one file you've got hidden on your computer? The one deep in a maze of thirty other folders? Add another thirty folders to that maze and TRIPLE-PASSWORD PROTECT IT.
"The stuff that people are always telling you is very important, well, most of that is bullshit. The good stuff, you're going to have to go out and find it for yourself. Indeed, finding it, and cherishing what you've found, is what life is all about."
i have traveled trough time to get the reputation of having done the most epic high five in human history. HIGH FIVE! (i wont disolve when i touch my past self. its not timecop.)
and do not fall in love with this girl. it sucks.
okay she is awesome. just try not to get your hopes up.
"Don't attempt to overtake that idiot in Whitton, it does not end well for you"
If only, that would be a life changer.
I'd tell myself to lighten the fuck up.
I'm 16 now. I'm... guessing I'm going to wish I studied more for these exams.
Don't smoke weed you tool. Rots your brain and you're lazy enough as it is.
Sex isn't a big deal, kid. The more seriously you take it, the less you'll get it. Be careful and have fun.
Get. A. Fucking. Job. If you don't, five years from now you'll have no recent job experience and no one will hire you.
Get a job as soon as you can. You get money, learn some much needed humility, and be able to move out when all your friends do for first year university.
Hit. Everyone. Everytime.
I hate reading these threads, make me feel like I've been missing out on so much and done so much stuff wrong. Mainly because of all the "Don't let her go" and "You'll have sex" comments.
my advice would be, here are all the winning lotto numbers.
You're smart, but if you don't study, you'll lose it. For the love of God, please keep studying. I know High School is really easy. College is a much different experience. It's way more competitive and you're sleeping and passing thing isn't possible here.
Pretty much this. If only I had an inkling of what I was really doing to myself early in college.
One, start working out. It's not bad.
Two, stop acting like an asshole! Seriously. Not everything revolves around you.
Just punch that guy. It'll make so many things so much easier.
Ask her out immediately, don't wait.
Stick at your attempts to get in shape. Please.
Change shool, study something you actually like.
Well I guess I would have to say "FUCK MORE SHIT UP." Also do not fuck her, at least not at her house, her brother is very large and has anger issues.
Calm Down. Honour is not always at the end of a fist.
You are so right. Honour is at the end of a lead pipe.
I would smack him round the back of the head and say grow a pair.
Don't download that world of warcraft demo. This is how much time and money you spent on it and this is how many times you wished you could punch someone through the monitor. Just don't do it.
Sums it up really. Although knowing my 15/16 year old self, I would not have believed me (Despite it being, you know, me from the future) so I would have to kick his ass. But I was a tubby little shit back in those days so I could so totally kick my own ass. I mean, at the time just about every single one of my male friends was telling me to stay away from the hot crazy chick, bar the one that was like "You should totally tap that!" (Everyone has at least one friend like that). And hell, every single one of my female friends was saying the same. That I should stay away. Not that I should tap that. But maybe a time-travelling me might have made my teenage self actually sit up and listen.
But I doubt it.
I hate that guy.
Remove the hot crazy girl from my life and, well, I would probably be in my third year of Uni by now. But I go to Lancaster to study Sociology next year so I guess it aint all too bad, I have recovered from the trauma of the hot crazy chick.
You will NOT be dead by thirty, no matter how much you're sure you will. The universe is going to continue having far too much fun at your expense, so thicken up and get to work. And keep your appointments with the dentist.
"Wake up you blind horny bastard, she's cheating on you" should be self explanatory, and if I got two lines "Go after Noel NOW, she's hotter, smarter, and actually makes something of herself."
My captcha is also hobby-horse
Ooooh there's three good ones for me. Erm, "Look after yourself a little better, despite what your mum makes you believe healthy food doesn't have to taste like arse"
"Don't shrug off all girls you like that you think might feel the same as 'wishful thinking'"
Or see what I can do to my past self, hold up a sign that says "Do not trust the man in blue" and see how it goes.
Richard, you should totally study and stuff, because otherwise when you reach my age, you'll be on some gaming website posting a reply that no-one will read, instead of revising for that quantum mechanics exam you have tomorrow which you don't understand in the slightest...
Nothing, really. I'm still experiencing it. But still, if i would go back till' the age of 10/14, I'd problaby say this to myself.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK! I know it's easy as hell, and you know everything about it, but do it! Or else you will just end up 5 years later, and have barely touched a homework in the past 5 years. Get a routine of doing your homeworks, or else your future self will have a painful time trying to force himself to do them.
"Dude, don't drop out of high school and join the Marines. The years you spend in them will be interesting, but...it won't end well. Just dont."
depends on which age of my teenage self.
About 12-13, "Get her number, don't lose contact with her."
About 14-16, it's less about what I say and more about teaching myself to have more confidence and stand up for myself... and not to be such an irritable little shit... not to mention to get myself to study harder in school..
17+? I don't think there was anything that needed to be said... oh, but when I was 19, not long before my 20th birthday... Ask her friend if she wants to join rather than just saying "Can we finish please?"... If anyone can guess why, then +1 cookie for you :3
"Get a job."
Also, a hobby-horse is a rocking horse. It's a very old term, as there's at least one reference to a metaphorical hobby-horse in one of Shakespeare's plays (I don't remember which one).
Really it depends in what time.
Most likely though I would tell myself either one of these two things: one, you're bipolar so go to get it under control now (been a real pain this year for me); two, convince your parents not to spend as much money so that you'll not be in the financial situation that you'll be in later.
"Don't be such a dick. Everyone doesn't suck, you don't know everything and you need to actually work to get somewhere in life."
Although to be honest, I'd probably just punch myself.