21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

Wow. With a mere 4 days left to be 19 years old, I’m so aware of how much I’ve learned in this life and how much I’ve yet to learn.

I have no depressing, inspirational, or thoughtful post this year like I’ve written for my past two birthdays because I don’t even know what to think about 20. However, I can say that I have no regrets and very few complaints.

All I can do now is say cheers and see you on the other side.

If you’re interested and/or feeling particularly emotionally stable… 18 til I die. If you’re not, “You’re not gonna make it to 18,” she said.

Thought Catalog

Jonathan, 55

There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.

Miranda, 24

Drop pre-med.

Isaac, 48

Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.

Anya, 42

Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.

Parker, 55

60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.

Megan, 34

He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.


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