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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.
@unakavanagh "The fringe was a mistake" — Ciaraíoch 🎨 (@Ciaraíoch 🎨)
@unakavanagh How lovely. Burn them. (This thread is very wholesome) — Ciaraíoch 🎨 (@Ciaraíoch 🎨)
@unakavanagh I heard the phrase recently 'go where you're wanted' and it really resonated with me. Don't waste time… https://t.co/pJstUJeu9a — Tríona Tree Farrell (@Tríona Tree Farrell)
@unakavanagh Time doesn't stand still and people won't be around forever. Don't take those who love you for granted. — Neil Jackman (@Neil Jackman)
@unakavanagh Mothers do not always know best, your best is good enough, you are the best version of you always, & you’re wanted and loved. — Averil Larke (@Averil Larke)
@unakavanagh All those crappy jobs you do at 16/17/18: Pushing brooms or stacking shelves? They’ll stand to you in… https://t.co/RudBeWz8eZ — Ken Armstrong (@Ken Armstrong)
@KillorglinKen @unakavanagh So true. That’s such good advice — Juliet Brave (@Juliet Brave)
@JulietBrave @unakavanagh Thanks... Personal experience.. It also reminds you when you have a job you love (like I… https://t.co/5DqQT4MiVN — Ken Armstrong (@Ken Armstrong)
@unakavanagh don't allow men to treat you like shit. They invariably will, but do not put up with it. Mind you, my… https://t.co/UFcJVCXEI3 — Sue Kirk (@Sue Kirk)
@unakavanagh It will all work out you beautiful little anxiety ball, go have fun and be kind to yourself and those who care about you x — Aoife O'Sullivan (@Aoife O'Sullivan)
HT Twitter Moments
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