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What would you tell your younger self?

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The next seven years will be over before you realized they started. Don’t worry too much about anything everything always ends up working out. Care enough but not too much. Don’t hold everyone else to the same standards you expect yourself to be held to. Remember people you can’t stand now could be your best friend in another project. Don’t be afraid to let bosses know when personality styles don’t match, the higher ups will deal with it and it saves everyone headaches. Quit smoking now so you don’t have to try seven years later.

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Like this comment, in a nutshell, nothing is end of world so do not regret anything ( only learn from your experiences ).

I think it’s interesting people are talking about marriage as successful young professionals. I got married at 23 and people said I was too young. Not only has being married been an extreme support system for me, but senior leadership has explicitly said it shows my maturity. I’m setting up context for this question, do some millennials regret putting career first now and thinning getting married earlier isn’t such a bad idea? Or is this really just commenting on the fact it’s hard to find someone after college (I can totally sympathize with that. It’s hard I’m sure).

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Put effort into finding a husband in undergrad because it’s rough in these streets

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At MC1 this is me on a good day 🥴 but my personality is🔥 though. I’m in NYC, where ya at?

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You’re gay, don’t wait as long as you did

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(Related but unrelated), my father told me at 21 to focus on my career and not let women distract me. Now I’m old (still gay (male)) and single.

Invest in TSLA

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ETH 10 bucks a share in Jan 2017 and by Dec 1000+

No one actually knows what they are doing

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Still disagree 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Pull out

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Big facts there Chief, big facts.

Work to live. Don’t live to work. Put yourself first. Focus on your health, wellbeing, family, and friends. Working tirelessly to get ahead is not the most important. You are! ❤️💪

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^ Agree completely. Throughout COVID I spent a lot of time just thinking, living in the moment, & reflecting on my true priorities + what brings me happiness.

It was honestly some of the most valuable time I've ever spent & feel much more "at ease" about life & the future now (despite all the uncertainty in the world)

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Do better on SAT so you could go to an Ivy League and never worry about job opps

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All I can say is just do your best, and if you have the opportunity to attend a prestigious university do it. I was more concerned with debt and school loans.

Just understand right out of college you will have to compete like everyone for a job and perform.

1. Aim to get married by 30
2. Get a degree in STEM
3. Work for a consulting firm
4. Spend time focusing on investing vs wasting time drinking and all.

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Aim to get married is first on the list because you need to be in the mindset for marriage to “naturally” enter a relationship that’ll lead to it

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Work out and eat right. Don’t get fat.

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Vote for the right person else America will be great again according to only 1 media channel

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Say no to racist cheetos

Lottery ticket numbers, who wins all the major sports games, stocks to buy...

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You’re better than what people make you feel

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Less debt, more savings! That private institution may not be better than your state college.

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@EY12 - Well, for some (including me), the private Ivy League option was cheaper than the public state university. If your family makes below a certain threshold, the Ivy League guarantees your full tuition covered with no loans.

Even if you don’t meet that cutoff, the Ivy League still meets 100% of need with federal loans and financial assistance.

My first year, I only had to pay $10,000 (would have had to pay $16,000 at public university) — I was able to pay this with federal loans.

My last 3 years, after my 2 siblings and I were left with one parent making under $25,000/year, I had to pay $0 per year. My textbooks, tuition, and room & board were all paid for by the school — no loans.

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Keep doing what you are doing! You’ll be just fine! Spend more time in Spain and maybe skip London when backpacking Europe!
Don’t worry much about dropping out of your first degree in college; you are going to drop out of your first career path but you’ll find your way.
Also, stop looking so hard for a husband, you’ll turn out a Queen regardless!

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Don’t skip london!

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Stay in the military.

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S&1 that's crazy, had no idea it was international. Our boxes said, "Grade D Beef, not fit for human consumption, for military and livestock use only."

What's also crazy, is that Snopes and other sites call it a rumour! I lugged boxes of the stuff onto the carrier, just wish I took a photo...

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Your metabolism is only going to get worse. Develop an enjoyable, accessible exercise regimen and stick to it.

Also, don’t be afraid to save up for plastic surgery. “Conventionally beautiful” women have so much more success in life it’s actually ridiculous.

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Counting calories is tough when you make most of your meals from scratch though. Every time I think of getting A food scale, I look at my George Foreman grill, my crockpot, my blender, and all the other appliances I never use and talk myself out of it.

Don’t take a job for the visa.

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They’re all faking it

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Don’t listen to your parents - they just can’t let you go. Their fear is just that...fear. It does not need to control you or make you feel bad. Go to LSE. Move to NZ. At a minimum...don’t feel like you owe people favors or follow through on everything - turns out it doesn’t usually matter as much to them as what you are giving up matters to you.

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