If you could talk to yourself at 16, and offer yourself the best possible advice, what would you say?
Would you advise yourself to wear sunscreen? Would you say you are not as fat as you imagine? Would you tell yourself to not worry about the future?
Perhaps you'd just advise yourself to watch Baz Luhrmann's 'Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)' and be done with it.
Now, people on Twitter are sharing the best advice they'd share with their teenaged, hormonal selves, and it's great.
It all started when Twitter user @unakavanagh posed the question to their followers:
What is the one bit of advice you would give your 16-year-old self if you could?
She then continued:
Mine would be ok: Failure is not the end, it's just a lesson in how to succeed. It will be ok, it doesn't feel like it will but the moments will pass, however painful.
You are different and weird. You’re geeky and awkward. But that’s ok. Don’t water yourself down and be someone you’re not.
Wow, now that's what we call good advice.
Other people soon chimed in.
Some with hairstyle tips.
Others got deeper.
Tear up that rule book!
And never, ever, take people for granted.
Smile at everyone, and erm... wash everyday.
But also, love you mum.
Don't dis the unglamorous jobs.
Say bye to the f*** boys.
But perhaps most importantly, be kind to yourself and others!