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Things you know now that you wished you knew back then.....

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by oatmeal, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. oatmeal

    oatmeal Power Member

    May 20, 2015
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    So I know a lot of people say they wouldn't change anything in their past because then they wouldn't be who they are today.....maybe that holds true for some people who are in a great place today both in terms of their character, career, overall life achievements.....but I think the majority of people WOULD absolutely love to change things in their pasts if they could.

    So what are some things you know now that you wish you knew then to live a better life or make better choices?

    I'll start off with a few of my own:
    -don't be afraid of mistakes and failure
    -try more things, gain more experiences, take more chances (when you are young because it's a lot more risky to do it when you are older)
    -start early (whatever it is you are doing, pursuing, start early, don't wait until later or be the last to start)
    -start a compound interest savings account at the earliest legal age
    -life is short, time is limited, spend more time pursuing values that will last your lifetime, not wasting it on "in the moment" pleasures that have no benefit later on
    -find your passion as soon as you can, don't fall into the "I'm young, I have time" mentality of procrastination
    -wish schools would have spent more time teaching us about money, finances, taxes, how to be entrepreneurs, build wealth, manage wealth, rather than taking a lot of BS subjects and classes that we'll never have any use for in our lives
    -I have always loved cameras/video well before the age of internet but because of how expensive it was and difficult to take footage (limited), I wish I had taken more photos, videos of my childhood and the world that I lived in at that time......seeing some footages people are now uploading of 1980s or 1990s is so nostalgic. I remember the one and only time I visited Whistler and was high above the clouds standing on the mountain, I f*&^ing realized at that moment I only had 1 shot left on my disposable camera LOL. I had to make it count!
  2. lyoka19

    lyoka19 Newbie

    Oct 10, 2019
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    I would like in the past to value myself and my abilities more and to pay less attention to people around me and their opinions
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