5 Things I Wish I Could Tell my 21-Year-Old Self.
As you are aging it’s inevitable that you think more deeply about what’s left of your life. I often find myself wishing I could tell my younger self some things about how life really works, about what’s real beauty and true. Here, in hopes that it might be helpful to you on your own journey, are 5 things I wish I could tell my younger self:
- Laugh a lot:
Laugh. Often. Don’t take yourself so seriously all the time. Laugh from your belly whenever possible, letting the tears run down your cheeks. It’s almost as good as sex.
2. Talk to random strangers:
Meet new people. Especially those who are different from you in some way, culturally, ethnically, religiously. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone may be painful for a time, but the benefits are everlasting.
3. If you really love someone, go tell ASAP:
Don’t be afraid to tell someone you love him or her, as long as you really do. And I hope you do. Also note: There is no one person in the whole world who is the one-and-only person God has selected for you to be with forever. So don’t waste time thinking you have to search for that one ideal person. Open yourself up, be patient, and it will all work out. When you do connect deeply with one person, be serious about it. Work at it. Be open and honest with your significant other. It is a rare and wondrous thing to be in relationship, so make every effort to preserve and improve and deepen it.
4. Stay wired, stay crazy:
Put headphone in your ear & escape. Travel as much as you can, especially to distant places. Read books. Watch movies. Stay wired, stay crazy kid.
5.Make as much mistake as you can:
Make so many mistakes to find out what is not working for you. Try & explore every single one of them. And fail again & again.
Live so that someday you won’t have to wish you could tell your younger self anything.