questionswhat advice would you give to your younger self?

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I would tell myself not to try too hard or worry; life sorta just works itself out.

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Don't tell that damn Zuckerburg kid our idea.

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Don't date Dianne no matter how persistent she is.

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Doan thick yore thung thew that yight thoast

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Buy Apple stock. And Google, when it comes around. I know the name sounds stupid! Shut up and listen! Google . . . G-O-O-G-L-E. Set a reminder in your smart phone for 2004.

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Man you are awesome, keep up the good work!

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I don't think I'd have enough room to write what advise I'd give, but no matter what, my younger self will still make the same, or similar mistakes. That's how we learn. Constantly we are given the answers in life, yet we learn the hardest ways. Mistakes are needed. That's how we adapt, let it be socially, or interpersonal or even within our own existence.

As far as get rich, or invest in "X", I'd like to think I wouldn't disrupt the order of things just for some money.

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"Believe you are capable of being everything you dreamed, and for you & your whacked metabolism, that nutrition pyramid is all shades of wrong."

Oh yeah..."Never settle for less than you're worth."

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Don't vote for Obama! Just kidding, I was smarter than that :p

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Speaking to the college-age version of myself: Skip fewer classes, cut back a little on the fried/fatty foods, and spend less money that you don't have yet on the credit card.

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"This is what you're going to look like in ## years."

And that's all. I don't want to say anything that will make me do anything different than what I did, and thus, keeping me from being where I am right now. Cuz I love it!

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People will like "Unhappy Birds"... you can work on the name later.

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don't brush so hard, be more diligent in flossing. really, if you don't your older self will wish he did. sigh.

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@rayray8822: Fun fact. If you invested $1000 in Apple stock in late December 1997 (priced at 0.85), and sold the second it hit $700, you would have ~$3,292,800 right now (calculated with splits, but not including dividends, taxes and stock trade fees). Pretty nice return.

Of course, there's at least a hundred stocks you could say similar things about. Microsoft cost under a dime back in 1986, and has split 9 times since then. If you invested $1000 dollars to get 10,000 shares back them, you could have sold 2,880,000 for $37 in November 2007, getting yourself $106,560,000!

Maybe instead of going back to tell my younger self something, I'd talk to my parents instead and encourage them to get on that horse....

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buy the Apple Stock... not the baseball cards

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@novastarj: Apple doesn't do dividends, or at least didn't with Steve Jobs around.

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i would tell my college self to change my major to something useful.

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When presented with an opportunity to frolic with a member of the opposite sex, TAKE IT.
EDIT: ...And use protection.

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Think; would an idiot do that? If so, don't do it.

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Stop putting your needs/education off for the never-ending needs of everyone around you. Get out, get far, get gone - and get yourself set up.

Also, put the damned cigarette down. It's expensive, and there will be a time when you want to quit.

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...sweep the leg. No, lookout for that leg!!!!

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Don't be so intimidated by others. Despite what your mother says, others are NOT better than you.

Wow! I typed that and then realized how bizarre it sounds.

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ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS ARE WORKING! The wife and I nearly died today. A 911 call, an ambulance ride, and some time in the ER today cured us right up.

Oh, one more piece of advice: keep the fan door on you furnace CLOSED while the furnace is in operation.

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Ask out that nice, cute girl you meet in the elevator. If not, you'll never see her again.

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I'd tell myself to do whatever the *%#& i wanted while i was still young, instead of wasting it away trying to please everyone and allowing them to live too vicariously through me. It's a lesson i eventually learned anyway, but would have been nice to learn it sooner.

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If you must play the lottery bet on 4 8 15 16 23 42. Someday you will win.

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Get as much different p---- as you can while you're young.

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When your sister decides to play matchmaker and sets you up with a guy 10 years your senior, thank him for his interest, split the bill, and run for the hills. Then proceed to kill said sister...
Also, when your boss hands you her cell phone number, do yourself a favor and text / call it, rather than waiting 2 or 3 months; you'll be glad you did, trust me.

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To watch more TV because it's such a good use of time.

Oh, and to stop being so sarcastic.

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To never have that first cigarette and to understand what it means to stay in shape.

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Invest in Yahoo! (until Google takes over as the leading search engine), then invest in Google when it goes public, invest in Apple when Steve Jobs returns and then invest in Pixar when it goes public.

Stay away from that girl in high school so she won't break your (my) heart.

Study harder, learn how to use a TI calculator like a TI 84, don't be afraid to ask for tutoring or help, learn electrical engineering, get your degree.

Exercise more, eat healthier and learn to drink tea and coffee rather than soda.

Finally, read, read, read. Read economics, business, bookkeeping, mathematics, engineering, U.S. history. Just never stop.

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Don't bang that chick, she's totally crazy.
No, seriously, don't. I know she's hot but it doesn't end well.
Okay if you MUST do it, DON'T make it anything more than a one-night or weekend-long tryst. Seriously.

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Don't even try cigarettes. Try everything else. And don't be so worried about sex. Have as much of it as you can and don't be embarrassed about it, everyone needs it and it's easy to be safe. Oh, and you have social anxiety disorder. Get an SSRI as soon as you can, it will vastly improve your life. It's not normal to be nauseated every time you are in public.

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Put a patent on anything call Angry Birds.

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Make a 1000 dollar bet that Mick Romney would loose at 47%

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@amoraluv: Mick? You can't claim that was an autocorrect, because "Mitt" is a real word.

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@rayray8822: Why would I? I just forgot that has been's first name. I remember the Romney part cause it was plastered all over the place while I rolled my eyes at it.