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Discussion on: If you were given the chance, what advice would you give your younger self?

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Ali Mürteza Yeşil

TL;DR :
Advice you hear from your elders is what your future self would tell you if he/she had opportunity.

I wanna read the long version :
I am a student so I didn't went too deep down the road just yet. If I went back in time to give some advice to myself, I would encourage myself to do what I am doing now and I WOULD ENCOURAGE MY(PAST)SELF TO LISTEN TO EXPERIENCES AND ADVICE OF OTHERS.
I don't know how present would be if I went a different path in the past. There have been times in the past I wish I never lived but I am also scared it would be much worse. I am happy that I am surrounded by experienced people who I can learn from.

I try to live by these 2 sayings:

  1. Experience is the best teacher.
  2. Smart person learns from his/her mistakes/experience, smarter person learns from others' mistakes/experience.
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AlysCole Author

I've heard it said countless times before that surrounding yourself with people you aspire to be is a big step towards growth. I think it relates to what you're saying here, which I absolutely agree with.

I wish I hadn't been afraid of making mistakes and failing. It's only recently that I've understood that failure can be an opportunity to grow and learn.