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Advice to your younger self

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  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    A friend posed the question the other day and I thought it was a great topic for discussion. What advice would you give you're younger self if you had the chance.



    What I've come up with so far...

    1. Drinking isn't a proper means of grieving.

    2. A Communications degree won't get you a job.

    3. When a certain girl says, "We need to make this official or stop sleeping together", choose to stop sleeping together.

    4. Don't hit that kid. It'll cost you.

    5. Don't curse at cops. It is in fact against the law, not just frowned upon.
     
  2. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    1. Don't spend money to fit in. Save it.
    2. Go to class. That party can wait.
    3. No social event is worth missing family time.
     
  3. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    Don't get into cars.
    Go to bed on the same day you woke up.
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    Never utter the words "I'm going to puke, shotgun this beer, then race this unicycle" bad call Bob. Bad call.
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    1. Wake your ass up and go to school. You'll feel less tired once you get moving.

    2. 01-08-1999 - 05,21,23,26,37 Mega Ball-03

    3. Take that money and buy as much Qualcomm stock as possible. Sell before the end of 1999 (+2,619%).

    4. If you're gallavanting around the world with all your money, don't go to New York in Q4 2001, or Japan in Dec 2004.

    5. Get in on that Bitcoin thing right when it starts in 2009. Spend 6 figures from your Qualcomm money on CPU/GPU mining. Maybe cash out 10% in 2013 at $360 (7-8 figures worth), but save the rest.

    6. Do whatever now, you're a billionaire.
     
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  6. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Work out 4-5 days a week no matter what, you have the time
    Eat healthier
    Video games are not a way of life
    Don't waste your money on car audio, rims and performance parts
    It's better to not have a car payment
    Start your retirement the first real job you get
    Avoid penny stocks
     
  7. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    My 13th birthday. Totally forgot about giving myself lotto numbers. Post college of course.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Choose a different first job out of college

    Not to have bought a condo with the intention of living their for a few years to make a little money. Ended up being 8 years and me losing 10gs after realtor fees/ taxes/ and got a little less than I paid for it.

    Get a project car and fix it up.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    less ted mosby more barney stinson.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    1. Don't buy that house at 24.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    1) Invest, invest, invest.
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    1. bang more hot young chicks (and take pictures!)
    2. save and invest
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Don't "take a break from school after HS graduation."

    Chase skirts more casually.



    Be confident in yourself.

    Invest in Amazon and sell at a high point.

    For the love of Christ don't get into a retail job
     
  15. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    *shrug* I'd say "You're going to go through some painful shit, and on the other side you're still going to be better off financially, personally, and intellectually than most of your peers, keep on keepin on"
     
  16. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    1. Buy nVidia stock
    2. Buy Apple stock
    3. Buy Google stock
    4. Buy Microsoft stock
    5. Sell Halliburton stock in 2005.
    :(
     
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    I would pretty much do what I did.

    Seriously. The failures are what makes us.

    The night I broke up with that chick from the British Virgin Islands I got in a fight on ClubSi and was told that "things are way cooler at Hondaswap.com".

    And to date : I have met and hung out with a ton of decent folk. Maybe I woulda found HS at some other point - But god damn, the possibilities are endless anyway.

    They key is not to look what I would tell my old self to do - but imagine what my future self would come back to tell me. And we'd prolly compare weiners or something and have a good laugh.
     
  18. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I agree. Other than my advice not to date a certain girl, I didn't gain anything from the other things I would change. They were things that either cost me a lot of money or caused later health problems.
     
  19. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Too many people saying to invest in such and such, that's a cop out to the question.

    I wish I spent more time learning languages.
    Less money into modding cars.
     
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