Teenager

If you could talk to your teenage self, what would you say?

THE GO-BACK OF 9 INDIVIDUALS


We all wish we could go back in time and do some things differently, right? Well, you're in for a treat! We've gathered insights from 9 remarkable individuals who have taken a nostalgic trip down memory lane to share what they would tell their teenage selves if they had the chance. Get ready for a rollercoaster of mind-blowing revelations, wisdom-filled moments, and a healthy dose of hindsight humor. Here's their unfiltered truth:


#1
Waylen, 40


"Oh yes, that'd be great. Well, I'd tell my teenage self to not take everything so seriously. Life is too short to be stressing over every little thing. Enjoy the moment and don't sweat the small stuff. Oh, and also, stop wearing those baggy pants. They're not doing you any favors." - Wally, 40


#2
Emily, 32


"If I had the chance, there's this one thing I'd totally want to say: Quit the pimple-popping frenzy! Seriously, it may feel satisfying at the moment, but trust me, it's a recipe for trouble down the road. Spare yourself the future scars and the endless struggle. Instead, give your skin some TLC with gentle skincare and let nature take its course." - Emily, 32


#3
Sebastian, 34


"If I could give my teenage self advice, I'd say: Hey, tranquilo, take it easy, man. Don't waste your energy on pointless arguments and fights with everyone nagging you. And don't try to be the top dog in sports. There's so much more to life than that. Focus on what truly matters and surround yourself with positive vibes. Trust me, you'll be better off." - Seb, 34


#4
Kathrine, 27


"If I could turn back time, I'd be like - Girl, chill with the tattoos and crazy hair experiments. Trust me, those inked things you thought were so cool at 16? Yeah, they're not so rad anymore. Now I'm stuck dealing with the pain and expense of getting them removed. And my hair - oh, it's been through so much abuse with all those dyes and straighteners. I'm legit wondering how to revive it. Lesson learned the hard way, man." - Katie, 27


#5
Cesar, 29


"If I could have a chat with my teenage self, I'd tell him: Hey, listen up! Don't go overboard with all that junk food, 'cause trust me, it's a recipe for disaster. I used to be as skinny as a twig in my early teens, but then I started downing all those greasy burgers and super tasty pizzas in super-sized portions. Now, I'm not saying you have to survive on a rabbit diet, but you better keep an eye on those huge portions. Burning fat and getting fit again is like a wild rollercoaster ride, so buckle up!" Cesar, 29


#6
Rodrigo, 39


"Well, if I had the chance, I'd say, "Listen up, buddy. Don't be afraid to fail, because that's where the real growth happens. Take risks, chase your passions, and don't let fear hold you back. I spent too many years playing it safe and wondering 'What if.' Trust me, it's far better to try and stumble than to spend a lifetime regretting the opportunities you never took. Grab the unknown, learn from your failures, and keep pushing forward. You've got this." - Rod, 39


#7
Andrea, 36


"Oh, I'd definitely have a serious talk with my teenage self, saying - Hey, take care of your mental health, it's crucial! I wish I had a clue back then about how vital it is to prioritize your mental well-being. Don't keep everything bottled up inside. It's totally okay to reach out for support, have a chat with a professional, and give yourself some much-needed breaks. Remember, your mental health matters just as much as your physical health.” - Andrea, 36


#8
Jeremy, 27


“If I could drop some wisdom on my younger self, I'd be like - Dude, seriously, when M. dumped you in front of your friends, you thought you'd be embarrassed and heartbroken forever? Can't be more wrong, bro. Let me spill the beans: she transforms into a walking calorie festival in just a few years, so you won't even want her back if she begged! No worries, man, you'll have a swarm of hotties coming your way in the future. So chill, live your life, and don't get too caught up in the drama." - Jeremy, 27


#9
Aliana, 29


"My advice to my teenage self would be to not take things for granted. You never know when things might change, and you'll wish you had taken advantage of the opportunities that were right in front of you. Also, don't be afraid to try new things, even if they seem scary or outside of your comfort zone. You might surprise yourself." - Ali, 29


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And there you have it! The unfiltered truth from those who have gone back in time, if only in their minds. So, let their wisdom be a reminder to cherish the present, embrace growth, and have a good laugh at our teenage selves along the way. After all, hindsight is a delightful mix of cringe and enlightenment.
Remember, we can't change the past, but we can certainly learn from it.

Cheers to embracing the journey of self-discovery and making the most of every moment.

Now, as we reflect on our journeys, we can't help but wonder, what would you tell your teenage self if you had the chance? Share your wisdom and experiences with us, and let's empower each other to navigate this wild ride called life.

 

Special thanks to our NET/ZERO friends for bringing us back in time and sharing their honest and eye-opening answers.

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