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Mitch Harrison

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What should I really do with my youth? I'm 18, and I want to really learn. Advice from any adults out there?

I am a senior in high school, just two weeks from graduation. If I end up going to college, I know that I definitely want to take a year or so off. I want to really learn things first hand. I want to see the world and study cultures and people. If anyone out there has been there and can reflect back, I would love to hear from you. What should I study? Where should I go? What should I really think about? I want to give the rest of my life a boost and give myself a solid foundation in my youth. Thank you in advance for your help.


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  • May 27 2012: I would say, at age 20 I have learnt that journeying through life is allowing yourself and others to "Live and let live". None of us can tell you what path to take. These are all ideas. Live your life, take a chance: seeing the world may be great but a year at university doing something interesting might be just as good. All of these things are really easy to say but extremely hard to put into action. Accept that you will make mistakes and the "not-so-right" choices but you learn from them. Be honest with yourself and others.

    School, travelling, your interactions with the people and world around you form apart of that foundation. Make it a good journey by just travelling it with your best foot forward.

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