What advice would you give to your younger selves?

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  1. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Another one comes to my mind:

    "Buddy, always have a PROPER breakfast! Believe me, this will give you a much better start into the day."
     
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  2. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Don't smoke!

     
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  3. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    You'd have hung on to the beer yourself, then?

    Gotta kinda disagree. Guilt is a nudge, something in your brain telling you that something you did was wrong. Though I endorse the "Don't indulge it" part. Letting guilt fester just saps the will, becomes a thing to be nurtured in itself, and makes one demoralized, defeated, or Roman Catholic.*

    *Sorry, Catholics. But, really, you've got to be used to these jokes by now.
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim One of the Regulars

    And a related thought: "never buy an automobile named after a storm or natural disaster."
     
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  5. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    ...“or that’s got a name which the developers had no idea of what that could mean in other than their native language such as the „Pajero“ from Mitsubishi or the „E-Tron“ from Audi“.

    :D
     
  6. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Or that famous "vaporub"
     
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  7. You didn't like the Plymouth Duster with the Twister trim package?
     
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  8. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    I can't remember who is was that said: "Never eat at a place called 'Mom's.' Never play cards with a guy named Doc. Never go to bed with anyone crazier than you are."

    Well, two out of three ain't bad.
     
  9. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    Don’t pay unwarrantable respect.
     
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  10. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Kind of cynical don't you think?
     
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  11. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Don't expect your life at sixteen to be even remotely like anything you will experience as an adult. Because it never is.
     
  12. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    don't date that girl, don't go out with that one either and sure as hell don't marry her! oh, and stay away from that one too. :p (and put some g'damn money away for your future!) :D
     
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  13. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    It’s a cynical world.
     
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  14. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Who was it that said, or what is the actual quote that went something like - You spend the rest of your life trying to make up for what you did in your first 18 years?
     
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  15. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    Idiocy is no question of age.
     
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  16. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Can't argue with that! But it needn't be. Change starts with you. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Good god look at me spewing new age platitudes! Yikes!! You can't hold me to it...I'll deny I ever said it! I think I need more coffee...
     
  17. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    Floss.
     
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  18. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Of cars and weather:
    Sell wet, buy dry.

    Of life:
    Keep your head down, you’ll never hear the shot that kills you.
    B
     
  19. In this day & age it's called kissin' ass.
     
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  20. Frunobulax

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    "Life's tough; wear a helmet."
     
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