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  • Saw this article posted elsewhere and thought it was interesting. 3 things you could tell your teenage self.

    Mine:

    Stop with the booze

    Highschool is not important

    The perfect girl will find you

    Yours?
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  • Bang em all.

    Just get good grades and they will leave you alone.

    Bang em all.
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  • High school sucks. College will be better.

    Learn everything you can. It will help.

    Find what you care about and follow it to the ends of the earth. Nothing else matters. Hint: It's probably not sports.
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  • ZorntoLargent wrote:Buy Microsoft stock.


    Not fair. That's like giving yourself lottery numbers. Lessens the spirit of this exercise.

    Another one for me: Susan.?...forget it
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  • acer1240 wrote:
    ZorntoLargent wrote:Buy Microsoft stock.


    Not fair. That's like giving yourself lottery numbers. Lessens the spirit of this exercise.



    You never specified that in the OP though.
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  • "Leave them bitches alone! and get on your school work"

    "No matter what you've done in your past, its not gonna have any impact on your future, and college isn't out of the question"
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  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:Bang em all.

    Just get good grades and they will leave you alone.

    Bang em all.

    Pretty much! 8)
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  • Treat everyone the same no matter who they are.

    Stick up for those who can't do it for themselves.

    Enjoy each and every day.
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  • Sleep with her. You will NEVER have this chance again. TRUST ME ON THAT.

    Yeah, dude, watch the booze intake. Especially Vodka.

    Prepare yourself. You won't always look this good. Your hair will fall out, your waist will expand. Chicks will no longer take those second looks at you.

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    DON'T MARRY HER! (But marry the second one first).

    As soon as you hear about this thing called the World Wide Web, register the domain of every mainstream product/company you can think of, i.e. pepsi.com, microsoft.com, nbc.com and so on and so on and so on and...

    DON'T SPEND THAT MONEY you get when you are 22. You know what I mean. DON'T.

    God I could go on forever. That's the most depressing part in this.
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  • "Don't get into no serious relationships"

    "Keep your credit in check"

    "Don't go to college"
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  • The one with the HUGE rack? She will birth you two wonderful children that will make your life complete.

    When the second child is born, divorce her immediately.

    Start saving 10% of every dime you make now so can actually retire and not have to work until you die.
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  • Don't buy Beats or flatbills, just because everyone is doing it makes it uncool.
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  • 1. Hit it and quit it. As much as you can.
    2. Nothing lasts forever. So just be happy being you, don't put conditions on it.
    3. Take good care of yourself! You deserve it.
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  • You will live longer than you believe, start living healthy now.

    Move to San Diego when the opportunity comes. The sacrifice you make will ultimately not matter.

    Money is going to become much more important and necessary to you than you believe now.
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  • Meh. I'm reasonably certain that my 17 year old self would not listen to an old fart like me anyway.

    :229031_shrug:
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  • sutz wrote:Meh. I'm reasonably certain that my 17 year old self would not listen to an old fart like me anyway.

    :229031_shrug:

    Tru dat. I l'dol cuz thats a fact.
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  • Largent80 wrote:Don't buy Beats or flatbills, just because everyone is doing it makes it uncool.

    Even rocker dudes become old fuddy duddies.
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  • Do your best. Stop making excuses.

    Have more fun.

    Don't waste your time in dead end relationships. The sex isn't good enough to justify it. You would know that but you don't know any better.

    When you get to college, major in Business, don't get a bs liberal arts degree.
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  • 1. Nailed it!
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  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:Don't buy Beats or flatbills, just because everyone is doing it makes it uncool.

    Even rocker dudes become old fuddy duddies.


    I guess. Got Beats?
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  • Largent80 wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:Don't buy Beats or flatbills, just because everyone is doing it makes it uncool.

    Even rocker dudes become old fuddy duddies.


    I guess. Got Beats?


    Im not into paying more $ for a label.
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  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:Don't buy Beats or flatbills, just because everyone is doing it makes it uncool.

    Even rocker dudes become old fuddy duddies.


    I guess. Got Beats?


    Im not into paying more $ for a label.


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  • Don't do anything different, it is the journey and the experiences along the way that matter.

    You will look back on life and laugh at the stupid shit you did.

    Just be you.
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  • Largent80 wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:[quote="Largent80"]Don't buy Beats or flatbills, just because everyone is doing it makes it uncool.

    Even rocker dudes become old fuddy duddies.


    I guess. Got Beats?


    Im not into paying more $ for a label.


    Fuddy Duddy[/quote]
    Touche. However, I listen to rap (although new rap sucks) and my bill is flatter than it is curved. I dont have Beats because other headphones are equal or better for less. You hate all the above because the damn kids on your lawn love them. :twisted:
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  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:I listen to rap (although new rap sucks) and my bill is flatter than it is curved. I dont have Beats because other headphones are equal or better for less. You hate all the above because the damn kids on your lawn love them. :twisted:


    This is true.
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  • 1. Saying sorry doesnt mean youre weak.

    2. None of that was your fault, let yourself understand that and believe it.

    3. If they are still around after all that, its ok to let them in. At least a little.
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  • 1. Try Harder.

    2. Videotape it.
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  • SonicHawk wrote:1. Try Harder.

    2. Videotape it.


    Taping it is all fun and games until her parents find it. True story. :|
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  • Don't give up on college. Play more sports. Buy Microsoft stock.
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  • In no particular order.....


    1. Find a way to see Pink Floyd on the Wish You Were Here tour or the Animals tour before Waters leaves no matter that you're not living in a city they are coming to. Just find a way.

    2. Major in something that will pay you a good wage when you get your degree so you don't end up in food production making a good living but hating your job with a degree you're not using.

    3. Be patient and one day the new Seattle NFL franchise (I was 17 in '74, the year Seattle was awarded the Hawks) that you will live and breathe WILL win the Super Bowl.........but be very patient.

    ..........and I'm adding one more cuz I don't always follow rules well :)

    4. Pay a LOT more attention to who a woman is on the inside/her personality rather than just how hot she is if you want to get involved in any kind of long term relationship with her.
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  • 1) Quit drinking, smoking and smoking pot.

    2) Exercise. Get involved with sports.

    3) Hit the damn books.
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  • When she says "I love you like a brother" it means you got a 0% of getting any.

    When she says "I love HIM like a brother" she's a 100% screwing him.

    In either case "dealer clap" out, quickly move on and don't look back.
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    Funny. My advice to my 17 year old self would basically be: "Don't take high school so seriously. Live more, including: drop that acid you are offered, try that coke, smoke more grass and hash and you know that girl you kinda-sorta thought wanted you to spend the night at her place? Uh, yeah, she DID want you to spend the night at her place, moron!"

    Other than that, I'd tell myself to stay the course and follow where life leads me because it basically turns out pretty damn good.
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    Sage advice for anyone of any age!
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  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:Bang em all.

    Just get good grades and they will leave you alone.

    Bang em all.

    Pretty much! 8)


    :141847_bnono:

    You guys want to bang high school girls? That's just wrong...

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  • fenderbender123 wrote:
    Sports Hernia wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:Bang em all.

    Just get good grades and they will leave you alone.

    Bang em all.

    Pretty much! 8)


    :141847_bnono:

    You guys want to bang high school girls? That's just wrong...

    ;)


    High school girls, not 8 year olds.
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  • 1. Your life is about to go to hell. Your family is going to disintegrate. You need to work on keeping in touch with them better.

    2. Being boldly self-destructive isn't going to bring anyone back, nor will it make you more interesting.

    3. Get in better shape. You're going to live longer than you think, and it's only going to get harder.
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  • Sports Hernia wrote:When she says "I love you like a brother" it means you got a 0% of getting any.

    When she says "I love HIM like a brother" she's a 100% screwing him.

    In either case "dealer clap" out, quickly move on and don't look back.


    The friend zone trap, how many poor teen and early 20 something guys fell into the friend zone and were never heard from again...

    I'd tell my 17 year old self, that hot girl that loves to hang out with you, but always says, "but we're such good friends, I don't wanna ruin that!" Ditch her, don't waste another thought on her. You'll never ever sleep with her. Ever. She decided that 10 minutes into meeting you. Lost cause bro.

    But see that other girl, the really cool one, maybe you missed her at first. Go hang out with her, she's into you. Trust me. You'll have a great time. :D

    Please pick a college major that makes money, ya know has an actual real career at the end of it.

    Have some fun, branch out, take some risks, explore. Travel. Talk to new people!
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  • Sports Hernia wrote:When she says "I love you like a brother" it means you got a 0% of getting any.



    Not true. In Oklahoma that's a green light.
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  • 1 - Good guys finish last.
    2 - Stop being a mama's boy.
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    4 - Yes, many women like the bad guy and you are deluding yourself if you think eventually they grow out of that stuff.
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  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    Sports Hernia wrote:When she says "I love you like a brother" it means you got a 0% of getting any.



    Not true. In Oklahoma that's a green light.


    Arkansas, they mainly go for cousins here.
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