What advice would you tell your 16-year-old self?
I'm not joking 16 year old self it will save you so much trouble.
- 24 December 2011 - 03:24 PM
"When you get a girlfriend, make sure she isn't a bitch."
"Practice your music, you're not going to get anywhere otherwise."
These also double as my new year's resolutions.
- 24 December 2011 - 10:36 PM
I probably wouldn't even take romantic advice from the future. I don't believe in taking romantic advice from others, and myself right now is only barely same enough sometimes.
- 24 December 2011 - 10:46 PM
- 24 December 2011 - 11:11 PM
- 25 December 2011 - 01:27 AM
I probably remember my first relationship much differently than it actually happened. I know I'm selectively forgetting the (many) things I did wrong and unfairly remembering her mistakes more clearly. My advice would be biased in that way.
- 25 December 2011 - 03:21 AM
- 25 December 2011 - 03:49 AM
"Don't fail any fucking classes."
"Because you failed a buttload of classes Freshman year, Senior year next year is going to be a living hell. Time to put on your big girl boots."
"And by the way, Senior year will be filled with soooo much drama. Just end the relationship now, you'll save yourself a lot of heartache, girl."
"STOP CUTTING YOURSELF. Seriously, it's going to make it hard to find work."
- 26 December 2011 - 03:59 AM
"You are NOT an engineer."
"Whatever you do, DO NOT get a student loan, go to a cheaper school instead. Also learn how to operate a business, and start your own. This is your path to freedom."
"Hey man, you can draw! You just never tried to before. Give it a try, it will be fun. Also, you will suck at first."
"Visit www.bittersweetcandybowl.com, you will like it. Help SuitCase and Taeshi whenever you can, and try to get along. You will learn a lot from them along the way."
"Marvel vs Capcom 3 will come out in 2010. Buy it, I almost won a tournament and only rented it once. You're a natural. Your team is Dante, Captain America and MODOK, learn to play them."
"Regarding relationship advice... sorry, this is something you will have to learn by yourself.
"You love Apple. Get a Macbook when you get the chance and they have switched to Intel processors. Oh BTW, if you decide to build a computer yourself, get an Intel processor, the extra cost is worth it."
This post has been edited by ZoeStellan: 26 December 2011 - 11:59 AM
- 26 December 2011 - 11:56 AM
I jest, it depends on what day I got there I guess? Maybe don't slake off in college, I dunno.
- 26 December 2011 - 10:47 PM
"WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING BEANS GO IN FOR 3 MINUTES NOT 90 YOU RETARD!"
- 27 December 2011 - 12:04 AM
"Enjoy your time with him, but he's definitely not the one."
"Don't go to prom. Seriously, not worth it, the memory is going to kill you."
"Don't be a bitch."
- 27 December 2011 - 05:19 AM
"Game Design is not what you truly want, pursue another career."
"Riley has suicidal thoughts, prevent her from killing herself!"
"Your group of friends is very dangerous, leave before you nearly get killed!"
"Do NOT horseplay on a bridge without rails! You killed Justin!"
"Quit looking so far in the future, and focus on the reality now"
"Don't let your computer absorb all your time"
"Find a girlfriend"
- 27 December 2011 - 06:53 AM
"Read more mangas, you lazy ass."
"Buy the hunger games books already."
- 27 December 2011 - 02:07 PM
I feel you, man :'(
- 27 December 2011 - 03:27 PM
In my own case... I would not tell myself anything. The intricacies of time and causality would mean that ultimately, nothing would change. Hence, saying good advice would be entirely ineffective, and anything I could think of to better would be, well, hollow and vain.
However, if there was one thing I would tell myself at that age, it would be: "Stop listening to me." This because if I was going to say something that would be entirely unhelpful, I might as well make an effort to have it be just that.
- 27 December 2011 - 04:36 PM
- 27 December 2011 - 07:41 PM
Noooo do that now don't wait until then (I'm just assuming you're not that old judging by that "by now" part in your post)!
I have to say, though, I might not ever want to change things after this year--because as I might have said elsewhere, the chaos effect dictates that even the slightest microscopic difference will alter the future...
This post has been edited by Lux Aeterna: 27 December 2011 - 08:09 PM
- 27 December 2011 - 08:08 PM
"stop being so lazy in the class room and PICK UP YOUR GOD DAMN GPA"
"continue drawing, you will be awesome"
"Get over him already, He's just interested in your body. Don't let him touch you."
"you will find someone who loves you"
"Don't mess with that relationship. you're only going to screw yourself over and hurt two people."
"Find a site named Bittersweet Candy Bowl. It is an awesome web comic."
"Stop being so god damned depressed, suck it up. the bullying happened quite a while ago, and that event... the girl will have karma bite her in the ass eventually"
"OPEN UP. stop being so defensive around people."
"control your bad habits."
"be nicer to people and you will have more friends"
"cheer up. high school is almost over and you will get out"
- 27 December 2011 - 08:28 PM
Or destroy the space-time continuum, whatever happens first. It'll be fun!"
Ok, now for a serious piece of advice:
"Stop being so serious. Chicks like funny guys. BE FUNNY!"
THen MAYBE I'd be funny by now.
- 27 December 2011 - 11:09 PM
Something I'd say to me about meeting our future lover.
This post has been edited by ChewySmokey: 28 December 2011 - 02:16 AM
- 28 December 2011 - 02:15 AM
Just drop it. I'm serious. It will only create more trouble, and you can afford to sacrifice a little pride you've plenty to spare. This isn't your own little personal crusade.
Ouch, I'm a nervous wreck, arent i?
- 28 December 2011 - 08:53 AM
This can apply to my whole high school self not just 16 ( Ya ya I'm still in high school but this is based n my shit so far )
This will be the year. Your year. Don't let yourself get a abusive bf again, you do not need to stick with him. Or be caught in any more friend drama, basically self your way to nice and you let your self get stepped on. STOP IT. We both know that we have a back bone so use it!
- 29 December 2011 - 09:15 AM
"Put. The knife. Down."
"Trust your friends more, they love you more than you think."
"Be careful with her, you can't trust her, she's less sweet than you think and she's going to make all hell break loose."
"Don't obsess over school so much, learn to take things in stride."
"Don't be so afraid of falling for him, he's a good kid."
- 30 December 2011 - 05:20 AM
Nope. It's the worst advice.
May I ask you Why is a bad thing?
Because it's not really advice that will better you! And that's what advice is supposed to do. Advice is supposed to help someone make better decisions, especially if this is supposed to be advice that you're telling a younger, more impressionable you. And if you ask me, telling someone that they need to fuck a lot of people is bad advice.
I'm not saying that they can't have sex with a lot of people, hell, I've had sex with quite a few people myself, but sex didn't better me or help me make better decisions. Sex is just a thing that people do.
Sammy didn't even say something like "Fuck a lot of women, but wear a goddamn condom".
Dude, chillax. It's a reference from Little Miss Sunshine.
Advice to my former 16 y.o. self? "Try to do things that are far more productive. Warcraft III, DotA, and FFXI are all sucking your precious time away."
This post has been edited by AntiChristCreep: 30 December 2011 - 06:14 PM
- 30 December 2011 - 06:12 PM
>> I mean, I dropped it by the time I was 21, but still!
- 31 December 2011 - 04:53 AM
Also Chem two will kick your ass, study hard for it.
- 31 December 2011 - 05:03 PM
If I could give advice to my 14 year old self on the other hand...
´´Practice drawing. Stop playing random games from Steam, just draw some more. It'll pay off, trust me...
AND DO YOUR F**KING HOMEWORK, MY LIFE WAS HELL FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS BECAUSE I NEGLECTED IT!!!!``
This post has been edited by mAceOfHearts: 01 January 2012 - 04:15 PM
- 01 January 2012 - 04:14 PM
- 02 January 2012 - 06:43 PM
"the lottery numbers for the next 5 years are..."
- 02 January 2012 - 07:30 PM
- 02 January 2012 - 10:23 PM
Yeah, of course, thats why you are smart and choose when to win carefully :B the prizes accumulate after all... just get the biggest one and give results to people who would give you a "commission" for the info or help someone or something ¬¬, lol...
- 02 January 2012 - 10:27 PM
Besides, lotto winnings are distributed to several people who have the correct numbers. You could win more on a jackpot of, say, a million shared on two than one of two million shared between five.
- 02 January 2012 - 10:39 PM
Does this mean you are 11 years old? ^_^
- 03 January 2012 - 03:57 AM
- 03 January 2012 - 04:04 AM
Does this mean you are 11 years old? ^_^
attn: wacko sucks at math
- 03 January 2012 - 04:15 AM
"Writing is your forte, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't for any reason. You have the potential of greatness that few others have. Out of those thousands of books that are written every year you can make it and shine!"
"You listen too much. Open your mouth and speak. And don't think your king brain just because you're the only one spouting useless information every minute of the day, your best friend's smarter than you she's just more down to earth and shows it less."
"You don't get how powerful words can be. The wrong words, from the wrong person, can twist and warp and stunt happiness until death is prefferable.... Look. You have the words to change people. The right words, in the right place, can change everything. Everything and anything can change with the power of words. You can save lives, I've done it before. Fucking WRITE it if you can't say it. Write poems, it doesn't even have to rhyme if you can get your feelings across clear enough. Girls go apeshit over that stuff. You can be king of everything around you if you just let the words flow forth."
"Every moment you live is a new one. The future is malleable by every step you take, and the past is open to the manipulation of lies, but this moment right now is solid. Whatever comes next, you can change it."
"When you see Michael Buss, the tall ginger who pretends he's a biker-to-be, I don't care if you're not as strong as him yet I want you to punch him square in the fucking chin and tell him to never go near your best friend. Because he'll put her through hell. Absolute hell. He's a coward, punch him before it all begins not when it's all to late. He'll run."
"Don't wait for perfection. MAKE perfection, FORCE it to be perfection, strike out into the world and FIND perfection. Everyone wants it, you think it'll fall into your lap if you sit on your ass? You don't think that someone else would catch it on the way to you? You are your own master, and you can master yourself to near-perfection if you but try, and once you have yourself mastered you'll find just how wonderously malleable the world is."
"Go camping more. A lot of inspiration and revelation is to be had in the woods."
- 03 January 2012 - 07:15 AM
You know more than most people in your class.
Don't get involved with the following people in any way that's not friends (names of most of my exes.)
By the way don't take any planes out of Boston on September 11th 2001.
Stick with music, practice it, even if you have to BEG for lessons, you'll thank me.
Don't attend concerts unless they're worth it, trust me Massive Attack is worth it, Prodigy and Marilyn Manson, not so much.
Invest in a little company called Google.
Above all, don't be an idiot, you're better than this.
- 03 January 2012 - 10:29 AM
Well that would just create a time paradox, it's physically impossible to do that.
And you shouldn't, I guess.
- 03 January 2012 - 11:13 AM
Really? I did not know. But I figured, if sometimes more than ten people manage to get the winning numbers in Norway, a country with scarcely more than four and a half million inhabitants, one with over three hundred million people living in it would experience quite a bit of the same. ^_^
- 03 January 2012 - 06:26 PM
- 03 January 2012 - 06:37 PM
I suppose it'd depend on how the lottery was structured, and the odds of winning. For example, in Canada we have Lotto Max, where you pick 7 numbers out of 49, and you must match all 7 to win the jackpot. The odds of winning or sharing the jackpot is 1 in 28,633,528 per ticket bought.
The United States has bigger lotteries with larger jackpots and longer odds. For example, in Powerball, you have to match 5 numbers out of 59, plus a sixth number out of 39 drawn separately. The odds of winning the grand prize is 1 in 195,249,054 for each $1 play.
Fun fact: I once won $3 on a Powerball ticket, but sent it to a friend in Minnesota since I wasn't about to fly back there just to collect $3.
- 03 January 2012 - 06:53 PM
- 03 January 2012 - 09:10 PM