Do you ever wish we had the power of time travel? While returning to high school might not be on the top of most people’s lists, we’re betting a lot of folks would take the chance to drop some knowledge on their younger selves if they could. Here are just a few pieces of advice that we think would be worth passing on to our 18-year-old selves:
Advice For Your 18-Year-Old Self
Don’t be in such a rush to be “mature.” Once you’re an adult, you’ll have to fight tooth and nail for chances to act “immature.”
You might want to rethink that fashion statement.
High school is only four years and is NOT what the rest of the world is like.
You know those secret notes that get folded up and passed around between classes? Save some. They’ll give you a good laugh later.
Find humor where you can, and try not to take yourself too seriously. Knowing how to laugh stuff off is a valuable survival skill.
Enjoy your 18-year-old metabolism while you have it. There will come a day when you can no longer eat half a pack of Oreos without gaining weight.
Stand up for what’s truly important to you. (Your two-year-old self seemed to grasp this with no problem.)
Stay away from any cafeteria entrees with “mystery” or “surprise” in the name.
While grades are important, getting detention is not the end of the world. But don’t make a habit of it.
Write thank-you notes!
What advice would you add to this list? What do you wish you had known back when YOU were that age?