At our Twitter party last night we asked people to share advice for their younger selves, on the occasion of More’s 5th birthday. (The hashtag was #More5th) The answers blew me away! Here’s a list of them. Add yours in the comments! And be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss future parties.
trevster A be yourself
Spot Star Start saving your money right away. it adds up really fast
Deborah Coombs I’d also say “it’s ok to say yes” Take chances & try new things while you can
auntjenniepoo Education is power. Stay in school. Get a degree!
drew p follow your dreams
and… also I would say have fun
benshairnet I would tell my younger self to travel more.
Ginette Don’t try and please everyone, be yourself
Spot Star Start saving your money right away
and…invest in realestate, long term its the best safest return
Susan Bannister Don’t let others bring you down
carriesbig Learn another language! It gets harder to the older you get.
Gail Strachan To my younger self, I would say ‘be patient’.
foomento To not burn the candle at both ends.
bayouhip To take better care of my skin. If I could go back, I’d wear facial sunscreen daily starting in my teens.
edmcalg I would have lived in the moment more. I was far too serious.
Toronto Sassy Don’t kill yourself with too difficult relationships
lunastel To try more new foods. I’ve only started doing this as I’m getting older.
Julia Teeluck I’d tell 12-year-old me that cookie cutter’s overrated. Embrace your differences.
servlip To try new things without the fear of looking foolish.
Professor A Make sure you’re following your dreams and not someone else’s.
and…thought of another one, that the saying blood is thicker than water is very true, family is very important.
bullado I would have advised my younger self to not be afraid to tell the truth.
rollersing To not get a perm!
Joy Mills Don’t waste time – enjoy every second ’cause you don’t know what’s around the bend.
Nighat Your opinions are as valid as anyone else’s
halaksave That people over 30 aren’t ancient!
jackchlo Not to worry about what other people think of you, as long as you’re not hurting anybody.
Tina Lee Speak up even if your opinion or views are different from others
Christine I would have advised my younger self not to sweat the small stuff and not to be afraid to go after what I want
ackrene To stand up and be counted. My opinion is as valid as anyone else’s
nooshang I would have listened to my gut instincts more… They’re more often right than wrong.
finalping Don’t believe everything people tell you, despite sometimes really wanting to.
ruizschNot to be afraid to ask for help… And don’t ever be afraid to offer it.
Goomba King I would tell my younger self that eating my veggies really wouldn’t kill me! My parents were smarter than I gave credit
epibree To respect myself. So simple yet I think a lot of people struggle with this when they’re young.
theresa Mayville I woudl advise my younger self to have more fun and enjoy the litlle moments in life . #More5th
windpuzzle That not everyone is going to appreciate you, and really, who cares.
cowboybros To learn who to give to and who is taking advantage of you.
jerpato Be happy for the family you have because someone else’s is NOT usually better!
pestoresto To always treat people in your life with the same repect you want them to give you.
torlonias Be strong, never give up, keep loving myself and others.
thinflexi To younger self: Don’t take everything so personally or seriously!
vocexp To not worry about what other people think of me, to live my own life and make my own choices.
veeships Simple, to follow my heart and not overanalyze everything.
suevogues Take more risks, mistakes are made for learning.
cheerpali To my younger self, appreciate what you have now.
valuepk To tell the one’s you love that you do, because they could be gone tomorrow.
privyseel Don’t sweat the small stuff (can apply to any age really).
ClimaClub this is a professional advice, but the first professional job or so you get will setup your career path so pick correctly
and…when possible, always find employment you enjoy, and never waste time with a job that holds you back
nixbrit1 That the best person I can be is me.
brypark1 To laugh more, especially at myself!
Debra Goldblatt “No is a complete sentence,” was my favorite.
phenrome To listen more, listen better, pay attention and remember!
debbie paisley I would advise my younger sefl not to worry what other people thought about me.
santfinn Don’t stress about relationships. If it works, it works, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.
raptturk To be more assertive! And be more spontaneous.
Brenda Penton I’d tell myself to face my fears
colbosh To never ever stop asking questions about how the world works.
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