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What advice would you give a younger you?

Consider, for a second, your life. Consider all of the life lessons you've learned and the experiences you've undergone during your brief existence here. Consider the trials and tribulations you've faced and the lessons you've learned "the hard way." If you could write a letter to you, at any point in your life, and give yourself as much advice as you saw fit, what would you say? Would you remind yourself that life goes on? Would you promise that things always get better no matter how terrible they might seem? Would you take the philosophy of Frank Sinatra and explain to your younger self that "That's Life"? Would you plead with yourself to turn to God sooner? Would you warn yourself to stay away from soda, salt, and red meat?

Of course, this arouses the argument of "I like my life the way it is now, and everything that happened happened for a reason thus I would not change anything." If that is your stance, then I pose another question: What advice would you give to a younger being? Age, culture, ethnic background, and special circumstances are arbitrary, irrelevant, and up to you.

This is your chance, here and now, to give any and all of the advice you've found so essential to happiness and well being, to a youth that might sincerely need it.
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I created this duplicate question for those who wanted to post on the earlier question but stumbled upon it too late to do so.

If you have not read through the answers on the other post, a task that, while a sizable feat, is definitely an inspiring read, here is the link to do that.

http://www.ted.com/conversations/12365/what_advice_would_you_give_a_y.html?

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  • Aug 24 2012: If you made it through my first post, I apologize for the scattered brained ideas and the rabbit trails. It's just that it's three in the morning and I'm venting, whatever comes to my head, I'm typing it, I usually organize my thoughts and omit the rambling, but I realized that I'm a philosopher and I need to write my ideas down and organize them, but I decided to use posting boards like this, to write my rough drafts on. Reason being, that people are brutally honest on the internet, and I want the criticism, from all types, so I can dwell on them when I start my next draft. But I doubt many people will even read this, in it's entirety, but if you do and better yet, understand me, I will value any criticism you put forward.... Just took a break and realized that my idea is not a very good one. I now believe that I should do all my drafts, allow the people who I know who are objective and wise critique my drafts and hopefully write a book and get it published. It's too much and overwhelming to do it here, (during my beak, I realized that the only person who can make sense out of my unorganized thoughts is truly myself and myself only)so I'll just quit rambling and work on it, I promise that my book, whether it gets published or not, it will contain a clear cut, no rambling, but it will be explanatory.... I know I've apologized a lot in these posts, but thanks for taking the time to read this, but I know I talked about myself a lot, but my main objective is to educate and get the things that are constantly going through my brain out into the public. To those who care about philosophy and human thought processes keep on doing it and start writing your thoughts, no matter how scattered they are, the best outlet is writing, I've been a philosopher my whole, but never truly knew it until tonight and I'm in my mid 20's. To those who think this posting is stupid, which I don't blame you, I would too if I wasn't in the state of mind I'm in, I would part with mediate and put

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