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2009/01/16 13:43:24 (permalink)

What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance?

If you could go back 20 or 30 years or whatever to tell your younger self ONE thing, to what age 'you' would you talk and what would you say to yourself?

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 13:57:35 (permalink)
    23 yrs old, "that red head is bat ****,bark at the moon crazy. Run, run away now.

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 14:01:07 (permalink)
    30 years old: "The winning number for the 14-million dollar Lotto 649 draw on August 12th 1995 will be XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX"

    Of course entropy/causality will bugger things up and will likely result in a different number being drawn, but what the hell, as long as we're fantasizing.
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 14:07:18 (permalink)
    To mid 70's...buy Microsoft and Apple.
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 14:46:57 (permalink)
    Write the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever before the BeeJees do.

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 14:56:26 (permalink)
    Son, bank as you go.....

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 15:03:15 (permalink)

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 15:22:36 (permalink)
    I'd go back to 1981 and punch myself in the head repeatedly for wearing white winklepicker shoes...





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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 15:36:41 (permalink)
    ditto on the lotto....but I'd go for the 250 million..... it spends better.

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 17:18:35 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Guitarhacker

    ditto on the lotto....but I'd go for the 250 million..... it spends better.


    Well, ignoring the silliness of you going back through time (around 200lbs worth of bound energy -you- suddenly disappearing from the now would be a pretty major violation of the laws of thermodynamics...as would 200lbs of bound energy -you- suddenly appearing in the past...energy would be destroyed/created), if you could send yourself a signal/message backward through time, the trick would be to have it arrive minutes before the deadline for ticket purchases, allowing the old you to run the the corner store to buy it just in the knick of time. Assuming the actual lotto drawing were to occur within hours and far away, entropy might (just might) theoretically not have time to spread out far enough to affect those drawing the lotto balls and produce a different outcome.
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 17:25:29 (permalink)
    Disregarding for the moment the physical and metaphysical considerations:

    To myself in my early 20s (the mid 70s):
    BRACE YOUSELF, IT'S GONNA GET ROUGH!

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 17:50:39 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: mcourter

    Disregarding for the moment the physical and metaphysical considerations:

    To myself in my early 20s (the mid 70s):
    BRACE YOUSELF, IT'S GONNA GET ROUGH!


    Don't you think even the old you would have found that a tad ambiguous?
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 17:54:51 (permalink)
    Not to get to philosophical but I don't think I want that to happen.

    Today I'm pretty well adjusted and enjoying life.
    Do I have all the money I need? No, but that never brought me happiness (I did have all I needed once and I was not happy).
    I have a wonderful life partner and she exceeds all my expectations. We have been together for nearly 4 years and we have not had an argument, spat or even minor disagreement in all that time. Life is too short for anger, hurt and a petty defensive nature.

    Today I go with the flow and really don't EXPECT much but anticipate what life brings with joy and wonder.

    Sorry for the downer.

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 18:40:31 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: jamesg1213

    I'd go back to 1981 and punch myself in the head repeatedly for wearing white winklepicker shoes...



    While you're at it, slug the young me a few times for wearing my baby blue Members Only jacket on stage.

    What would I tell young me? Siddown kid because the list is long. I wouldn't say anything pertaining to my own life (young me can take care of himself just fine), but I'd definitely warn about all the mistakes that are going to end up hurting others. That would be my only reason for changing time.

    oops talk about a downer
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 19:00:16 (permalink)
    Watch out for Benjamin Button.
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 22:52:23 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Twigman

    If you could go back 20 or 30 years or whatever to tell your younger self ONE thing, to what age 'you' would you talk and what would you say to yourself?


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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/16 23:06:08 (permalink)

    Pointless excercise...I know full well today I wouldn't have listened to me anyway.

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 07:19:35 (permalink)
    20 or 30 years ago I would have told myself "Don't count on it"!

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 07:28:16 (permalink)
    I would have to say that 30 plus years ago I would have told myself "Watch out for those quiet ones--they will break your heart everytime"
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 10:43:51 (permalink)
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 12:34:52 (permalink)
    i would tell myself only one thing, and i would only have to go back five years: pick colorado over massachussetts.

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 13:50:22 (permalink)

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 14:56:38 (permalink)
    To much and if I did whos to say it would have made any difference, apart from the fact that it would be all different, in the same different sort of way.

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 19:50:02 (permalink)
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 20:08:40 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Susan G

    20 or 30 years ago I would have told myself "Don't count on it"!

    -Susan


    Right on, Susan. That's the same thought that comes to my mind, too. There's just too many darned twists and turns that we can't foresee to count on *anything* in life. Of course, it's really easy to see the truth of this in hindsight....... ;>)

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/17 23:44:44 (permalink)
    Do not assume you will die before you reach 50.
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/18 00:06:28 (permalink)
    Tomorrow is yesterday, you dumbass! Stick ta bidness, will ya? Oh yeah, and that Thursday night in the summer of 1981, 1:30 am after the apartment manager kicked you out of the pool for "skinny dippin" and you naturally retired to her digs to contemplate the universe an all...just stay 30 more dang minutes. You ain't done yet and, sweet jimeny christmas, her roomate just got home!!

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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/18 02:07:56 (permalink)
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    RE: What one thing would you tell your younger self given the chance? 2009/01/18 07:41:20 (permalink)
    I would say "she's not worth it" lol

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