What 24 People Would Tell Themselves 10 Years Ago

This was a bit depressing to put together.  A lot of these 24 people seem to have a lot of regrets.  But at the same time, I also think they have learned from their mistakes and that their future will be brighter. 

#1

In 10 years' time you will get the opportunity to call yourself at this time for 1 minute, you now have 10 years to prepare something good to say.

#2

Take the kids and run.

#3

For the love of god, don't start drinking. It'll destroy you.

#4

Don't eat the apple pie at grandma's house, she forgot to rinse the pan so the whole pie will taste like soap.

#5

Don’t live your life according to what your mom wants you to do. Do what you want to do.

#7

Tell your dad he has to go to the doctor to check his heart - it will save his life.

#9

For the love of god get your driver's license, if you don't you're going to get hit by a car.

#10

Two things. First, I'd tell him that it would work out, give him the name of the company that will hire him in 8 months, maybe he can get in earlier. Two, bitcoin. Buy/mine as much as you can, and sell at $15k.

#11

Tell mom and grandma you love them! They won’t be here in 10 years.

#13

I would just breathe heavy into the phone in an attempt to creep myself out.

#14

Put all of your money in bitcoin. Oh yeah, Patriots win Super Bowl 49, 51, and 53. Put your life savings on each one.

#15

Oh god..I would say..."Don't be scared, get an education and find a good job." Now I'm stuck in a miserable retail job.

#16

Invest in Apple and you aren't marrying that girl you're seeing right now.

#17

Relax and enjoy. You're worthy of the experience. About 10 years ago, I got my job at Google and the worst part of the experience were my insecurities. I was a 49-year old (ancient by Google standards), self-taught programmer. I got my non-programming degree from a back-woods school but, to make up for it, I got really, REALLY crappy grades. I had no big-data experience and, at the time, I hadn't programmed in any of Google's 4 development languages (C++, Python, Java, and JavaScript). Add all this to my normal insecurities and I really felt like I was outclassed by everyone else at the company. I spent every day expecting to be fired for gross incompetence. That's no way to go through life. The experience would have been _so_ much better if I'd just ignored my insecurities. I still would have been the dumbest programmer at Google but I would have, at least, been much, much happier.

#19

"Do not meet him. I repeat, DO NOT MEET HIM. START IGNORING HIM NOW!"

#20

Spend time with your dad, he passes in 3 years. Get out of your sh*tty teenager attitude now. Buck up for a lot of medical issues, but you'll be okay. Avoid the abusive a**hole in college. Never stop practicing, you are talented but you need to learn how to practice. Don't give up.

#23

"You think you're clueless, helpless, and hopeless now? Well do I have some news for you!"

#24

Don’t move to the coast - it ends horribly and you’ll get stabbed. Put down the drugs, you’ll regret it in 5 years. Go to the dentist, that sh*t is important. Go see your Nanny. She dies in 2 years, and you’ll miss her more than you realize. Don’t drink at your Mums wedding. She still loves you, but hot damn you hurt her. Be nice to your sister. She’s going through a lot too. She won’t tell you, but she needs you. Most importantly - go back to school, Eliza. Get your education. You’ll need it when you’re a 21 year old single mum struggling to support yourself and a toddler.

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