I can't say I have any regrets, but I would love to ease the way for my younger self by sharing wisdom gained with age. But where to start? Two words is pretty stingy, so they'd better pack a punch.
I could go with practical advice:
Or general advice for being a better person:
But each of these bits of advice is either too specific or too broad. If I'm to help myself, I need broadly applicable advice that could change my life in specific ways. I'd tell my young self:
More places to live than those you've already experienced. More people unlike those you've already met. More paths than those you see.
There's more than just your experience and world view. Learn about the others. Try them on to see what fits. You may be different than you think you'll be.
There's more to you and your talents than you see on the surface. Explore. Try things. You might be more than you thought you could be.
There's more than one good outcome, and the best may not be the one that makes you happy today. Embrace some uncertainty in the pursuit of new things and broader horizons. The only thing holding you back is you.
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I chose the above question as the writing prompt for my blogging group today. I thought it could be thought-provoking, potentially funny, and would be a great question to pose to our readers. What two-word advice would you give to your younger self?
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