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A Letter To Myself
Allrighty y'all. Here's the deal. If you(at your current age) could write to yourself (as a 17yr old) a letter, what advice, tips, or warnings would you tell your younger self??
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434.0771. A Letter To Myself

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#13 | 1477 days ago

Don't feel like you are missing out on the whole college experience. The time you spend with your dad as a result will give you lots of memories to remember when the pain  is so great you can hardly bare it. Besides most of your friends who went away for college will soon join you at that junior college in a year. Just say no to the guy named Paul, he'll still be one of your bestest friends. Put 100 dollars NOT 20 on the Rams winning it all during the 1999-2000 season. Save your money, and start buying season seats for the Kings when you are 32 NOT 25. 2004 will be a tough one for you, but you will get through it. Don't stop living for the next 2 years, your mom is strong and will be fine.
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#1 | 1477 days ago

(Edited by Nikki20)
Don't marry this one guy, you  know who he is.  Take your time, Never just settle because it is good right then. Stay away from a Boyfriend on Valentines Day...It will be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Watch over who you think are your friends. Some maybe your worst enemies. Remember the ones that truely care and love you, hold on to those.
Don't drink and Drive on Memorial Day Weekend. It will be the worst Day of your life.
Never lose who you are as a person, no matter who tries to take it from you. Learn how to pick your battles. Some are just water under the bridge, some will be like living a war. Fight for the guy you will be dating in 2010. He is worth everything and more.
Stand up for what you believe in...

Last but not least... Have Fun!!!  Dance in the rain, Laugh like no one is watching, Believe in yourself....
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#2 | 1477 days ago

 Don't trust that girl, don't cheat on that one, and study harder.  Oh and don't trust those 2 bosses.

After that I start mimicking a Brad Paisley song.
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#3 | 1477 days ago

dear me,
i'm a little hungover at the mome, so bear with me if this get bunny-traily. don't park chester kurt vonnegut II on the street during allison or you'll be riding to school with joey all senior year. jd wants to ask you to prom so hold your "yes." don't play the pool scene from caddyshack as a visual for your giardia project - there's bare boobies in it and that is punishable by quite a few hours of d-hall. kiss marc. you want to, he wants to. just do it, p**sy. don't get into a relationship in college. don't rush the sorority. don't drink the water in mexico - you're not as dehydrated as you will be if you do it. have one less beer at that kegger in the pocono mountains. oh and don't hook up with randy at big texas. just....y'know, just don't. good luck and crap.
love, me

#4 | 1477 days ago

Dear Ashlie,

You are fantastic and people know it. Stop letting people take advantage of your friendship and loyalty. Enjoy your boyfriends, but DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT go back when it's done. Forgive your mother immediately, she wont change. Dont f**k up your credit because it will take you years to fix. Just go to a trade school because you hate school and will have WAAAY too much fun in college. You need to start a travel fund because there are people in KY, TX, CA, WA, CO, WI, NM, MO, IA, NJ, AZ, MX, and AUS that you really need to meet. And when you join FanIQ, stay away from "fires"...you'll know what I mean.

No one loves you more, 

Ashlie
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#5 | 1477 days ago

This would either be a 12-page letter, or a sentence.  Probably just a sentence, like "Avoid the Pomegranate Diet".  
Other than that, for as much f**ked up crap as I've been through (especially from age 17 or so on, weird), I don't know that I would want to change it.  When I look back on it, I think it all happened for a reason ... plus, it'll make for one hell of an autobiography when I'm old and gray and don't mind publicly shaming my children on paper.  
#6 | 1477 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

Make sure you go to college straight out of high school and get yourself a decent career.....oh,, and that b*tch you are going to meet when you are 20....don't mess with her....you will pay for it. Also, in 2005, you are going to want to buy Google stock, hold it and sell in December of 2007...you will make $600.00 per share...enjoy your retirement....
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#7 | 1477 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)

*This is a letter to myself at 17, therefore I am not a member of the Q and this can not be taken as a personal attack*

Listen to me you half retarded punk

You will have many more good times than you do bad. The one big bad decision you will make will be to drink and drive. You are probably sitting there reading this and shaking that pebble you call brain around. It will catch up to you and cost you more that you can imagine. I could sit and tell you when it is going to happen, but f**k that, just listen to me and don't do it in the first place.

I also, will tell you that you are not as bada$$ as you think you are. Remember I can kick your a$$ and you will find out who the other people are. Some of them will surprise you by punching you unexpectedly and also by how tough they are for their size. Other than that enjoy the ride, it will be some laughs and a few tears. But learn from every decision you make, it will only make you a better and stronger person. I know your stubborn a$$ isn't going to listen to any of this, you never do.

Sincerely

Richard Cranium

PS-Learn to spell, you will need it when you meet your lobster on the Q.

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#8 | 1477 days ago

Hi Kiddo,  Sorry to inform you but it's all downhill from here.  Life is hard, but there will be moments that take your breath away.  Keep dreaming because dreams do come true.
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#9 | 1477 days ago

I don't know that I would say to change anything, only do things to the utmost. Do what you can while you can, but do it well, as you only live once, and there aren't many second chances.
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#10 | 1477 days ago

anesthesiologist?  still?? since age 4,you wanted that? how did you end up in music?...as long as you are happy, stay true to yourself, keep the kindness,and dont ever hurt anyone intentionally......oh anddont marry cause your grampa is dying and asks you to....marry becus eYOU want to..marry for love..that is the only thing that matters in marraige..the other things come,with work ,a partnership and the commitment!.The most importantlessons in life are learned in the school of hard knocks, NOT in a text book.....BE your BEST, that is all you can be! There is no such thing as failure when you try.....and mostly accept yourself as you are,there will be many transformations..think of a butterfly and live like one!!   with love and fondness and loyality.....mims
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#11 | 1477 days ago
huskerfan_ia (+)

Dear Me,


The Giants win the Super Bowl.  Take your winnings from that bet and put it all on the Lakers winning the NBA Championship. 

Put all of that money (keep a little $ for pocket change) on a little stock called Microsoft.  Then just sit and wait.  In about the year 2000, you'll be rich enough to buy an Island in the Carribean.

Oh, and don't marry that b***h you're dating.  It's not going to work out...



ps.  Nebraska wins the National Championship in 94, 95 and 97.  Do everything you can to keep them from hiring Bill Callahan...
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#12 | 1477 days ago

huskerfan_ia wrote:
Dear Me,


The Giants win the Super Bowl.  Take your winnings from that bet and put it all on the Lakers winning the NBA Championship. 

Put all of that money (keep a little $ for pocket change) on a little stock called Microsoft.  Then just sit and wait.  In about the year 2000, you'll be rich enough to buy an Island in the Carribean.

Oh, and don't marry that b***h you're dating.  It's not going to work out...



ps.  Nebraska wins the National Championship in 94, 95 and 97.  Do everything you can to keep them from hiring Bill Callahan...
 your last line deserves a couple billion respects.
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#13 | 1477 days ago

Don't feel like you are missing out on the whole college experience. The time you spend with your dad as a result will give you lots of memories to remember when the pain  is so great you can hardly bare it. Besides most of your friends who went away for college will soon join you at that junior college in a year. Just say no to the guy named Paul, he'll still be one of your bestest friends. Put 100 dollars NOT 20 on the Rams winning it all during the 1999-2000 season. Save your money, and start buying season seats for the Kings when you are 32 NOT 25. 2004 will be a tough one for you, but you will get through it. Don't stop living for the next 2 years, your mom is strong and will be fine.
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#14 | 1477 days ago

Well I won't say too much now. A few personal issues we'll discuss at another time in privacy. Life is full of surprises. If I told ya everything now, it won't be as adventerous as it will. You may hit rock bottom at one time, but there's no place to go but up, in which you surely will. Never give up your passion, skill and love for song writing, guitar, and them two wheeled units. It just may bring you some good fortune. Never blame yourself for life not being easy or losing the ones you love. Don't worry about saving money for a boob job. They're just as perky now over 20 yrs later. Mama and daddy won't be there forever, maybe not in a years time. Most importantly, never take sh*t from anyone. Never believe a man that says, "sorry, i promise not to do it again" Chances are they will again, and again and again.
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#15 | 1477 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
This would either be a 12-page letter, or a sentence.  Probably just a sentence, like "Avoid the Pomegranate Diet".  
Other than that, for as much f**ked up crap as I've been through (especially from age 17 or so on, weird), I don't know that I would want to change it.  When I look back on it, I think it all happened for a reason ... plus, it'll make for one hell of an autobiography when I'm old and gray and don't mind publicly shaming my children on paper.  
you bust my button!!
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#16 | 1477 days ago
ECforever (+)

    watch where your going
                                         from me
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#17 | 1477 days ago

You are the most important person in the whole world, love yourself first, stay in shape, always smile and don't say a word if isn't going to be nice
#18 | 1477 days ago
ECforever (+)

(Edited by ECforever)
VIOLET wrote:
You are the most important person in the whole world, love yourself first, stay in shape, always smile and don't say a word if isn't going to be nice
nice letter
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#19 | 1477 days ago

ECforever wrote:
nice letter
Maybe she is not in need of a warning, like you, but reassurance. Positive thinking will take you far. Honey will get you further than vinegar...
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#20 | 1477 days ago

have fun. laugh till it hurts. don't be an A**HOLE!!!!
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#21 | 1477 days ago

Green_eyed_Deja wrote:
Maybe she is not in need of a warning, like you, but reassurance. Positive thinking will take you far. Honey will get you further than vinegar...
You totally got my point
#22 | 1477 days ago

Dear 17-year-old Jess,
I would tell you not to rush the marriage thing...but you probably won't listen anyway.
I would tell you to only take one year off before college instead of 10, but you probably won't listen to that either.
I will tell you to spend as much quality time as you can with dad and stay in touch with a few of your good friends from school, because they won't be around as long as you think.

In time and with a little work, most of your dreams will come true. Enjoy yourself in the meantime, take as much away from the bad experiences as you can, and hold on tight to the good ones. Never lose any part of yourself - the scars will take longer to heal if you do.

Oh...and never stop dancing.
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#23 | 1477 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

 Dear 17 year old Glenda,
   Take your education a little more serious. Being a waitress as a career makes you old before your time. Take your time growing up adulthood comes soon enough.  Stick to the things you know follow those dreams in your mind to become a political journalist you actually would be very good at it. Keep the compassion you have for others as this makes you a very good person. Use your voice a little more, defend yourself the way you defend others.
   When you become a mother remember to enjoy every moment because they grow up so quickly.  And when they do you realize how badly you need them
  Do not ever give up on the Cubs, that life long love you have for them makes you able to be more enduring and loyal to people in many other parts of your life. And always remember just wait til next year makes you a stronger person, don't boo a team or player because they really do try. (exception for a player named Milton Bradley).
  And remember that you are judged by your actions, thoughts and words and it really does matter what people think about you. 
   Do these things and your life will be good. But if all this doesn't come true I know this, you do become a person who truly has a love for others. 



  
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#24 | 1477 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 Dear 17 year old Glenda,
   Take your education a little more serious. Being a waitress as a career makes you old before your time. Take your time growing up adulthood comes soon enough.  Stick to the things you know follow those dreams in your mind to become a political journalist you actually would be very good at it. Keep the compassion you have for others as this makes you a very good person. Use your voice a little more, defend yourself the way you defend others.
   When you become a mother remember to enjoy every moment because they grow up so quickly.  And when they do you realize how badly you need them
  Do not ever give up on the Cubs, that life long love you have for them makes you able to be more enduring and loyal to people in many other parts of your life. And always remember just wait til next year makes you a stronger person, don't boo a team or player because they really do try. (exception for a player named Milton Bradley).
  And remember that you are judged by your actions, thoughts and words and it really does matter what people think about you. 
   Do these things and your life will be good. But if all this doesn't come true I know this, you do become a person who truly has a love for others. 



  

Milton Bradley tries..... unfortunately it's to annoy people. What do you expect from a person named after board games...

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#25 | 1477 days ago

these guidelines ARE NOT etched in stone.
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#26 | 1477 days ago

VIOLET wrote:
You are the most important person in the whole world, love yourself first, stay in shape, always smile and don't say a word if isn't going to be nice
Oh, if only more people really understood what it really means to love yourself first...
#27 | 1477 days ago

ironhead_mike wrote:
Oh, if only more people really understood what it really means to love yourself first...
True
#28 | 1477 days ago

(Edited by Joe_L)
Find somewhere else to take that girl you meet at Chief Cornstalk Park!!........there is poison ivy.........ouch
#29 | 1477 days ago

(Edited by RichyMcWiggleSr)
"HAHAHAHAHAHA ... You poor Fn idiot!"

Signed:  Me, 7/7/2010

And then I'd wait 14 years to figure out what the F I was laughing at!  Just to be mean!

Wait ...

Ah, F it ... I'd do it!  F me!!
#30 | 1477 days ago

You done good kid! Some bad choices, some good choices along the way, but they all got you where you needed to be, so not bad and you don't need to change a thing. I'd tell you some winning lottery numbers through the years but then what you will have to work so hard for won't be near as special.  You have some bumpy roads ahead but you get through them and you will surprise yourself along the way.  And yeah, you still do that one thing you always wished you could change, but you learn it's part of who you are and realize that your heart never really broke because of it, it just expanded to fit everything in. 

OH...when you have that baby girl in 1994 she has requested a different name...go figure.
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#31 | 1477 days ago

Dear knuckle head,

Buy 5000 shares of Microsoft in march 1986 at 9 1/2 cents, (sit on 'em, let 'em split, etc) then sell it in Dec. 1999. Just trust me.

Sincerely,
You 2010

P.S. Don't F up and get married (you could be in an alternate timeline), again just trust me. LOL! (in 20 years you'll know what LOL means.)
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#32 | 1477 days ago

Dear 17-year-old me,

When you get to college, study instead of being a slacker and thinking you know anything.  Everything else will probably fall into place from there the way you originally wanted it to.
 
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#33 | 1477 days ago

First of all your 17 years old!! Instead of trying to be an adult and spending all your time working on your families farm, go out and do some extra curricular activities (Go out for the football and baseball teams in High School) You'll regret it the rest of your life if you don't. Discover your love for music a hell of a lot sooner than in your twenties, learn to play an instrument (Guitar or drums) would be a good choice (chicks dig guys that can play a guitar or the drums, trust me). Plus, You'll meet someone later in your life that will show you so much musically You'll be forever grateful, but wonder "Why the hell did I waste all those years on the farm?" Next, when your 19 you'll be at a party and a girl will be sitting on your lap, "make a move p*ssy, she's hot and she wants it!! Lay the wood to her!"  Don't buy that house when you're 22! It'll be the worst mistake of your young life (between the ages of 17-29 at least) the girl you buy that house with will rip your heart out, set it on fire and piss on the ashes and then make you eat those ashes! Last but not least stop being a Lions fan!!! They will not have a winning season until your at least 30!
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#34 | 1477 days ago

Dear Jim
  Tell the people that work at the W.T.C. to take off on 9/11/01  close down Boston airport that same day. There is more to life then just having money ,I lost some friend's that day and don't ever forget what they day was like for America
#35 | 1477 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

jbarr1 wrote:
Dear Jim
  Tell the people that work at the W.T.C. to take off on 9/11/01  close down Boston airport that same day. There is more to life then just having money ,I lost some friend's that day and don't ever forget what they day was like for America
You know sometimes we forget, thank you.  
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#36 | 1477 days ago

ECforever wrote:
nice letter
and your (rude) point is? to one of the nicest people on the Q no less.....ufffta!(did i say that right sir norse?)
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#37 | 1477 days ago

jbarr1 wrote:
Dear Jim
  Tell the people that work at the W.T.C. to take off on 9/11/01  close down Boston airport that same day. There is more to life then just having money ,I lost some friend's that day and don't ever forget what they day was like for America
oor.....amen!
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#38 | 1477 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

 Hi guys your friendly neighborhood mod here once again, this poll is not going to get off track nor is it going to end up with people saying nasty things to each other.  Play nice everyone. Thank you
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#39 | 1477 days ago

laugh more...chose your friends wisely...be humble...work hard...family first...some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you.
#40 | 1476 days ago
jerseybabe6131 (+)

Live life to the fullest, don't pass up any chance for love,even if brief,  laugh a lot, and don't live with regret life is too short!
#41 | 1476 days ago
jerseybabe6131 (+)

I FORGOT ONE MORE IMPORTANT THING OPEN UP AND ENJOY SEX WITH THE PASSION IT IS MEANT TO HAVE ...THEY CAN BE THE MOST SATISFYING AND ENLIGHTENING TIMES  IN YOUR LIFE
#42 | 1476 days ago

Green_eyed_Deja wrote:
Maybe she is not in need of a warning, like you, but reassurance. Positive thinking will take you far. Honey will get you further than vinegar...
hello, how are you?
#43 | 1476 days ago

I'm well, and how are you?
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#44 | 1476 days ago
ECforever (+)

Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
and your (rude) point is? to one of the nicest people on the Q no less.....ufffta!(did i say that right sir norse?)
whatever!
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#45 | 1475 days ago

Green_eyed_Deja wrote:
I'm well, and how are you?
also good thank you.. Have a nice friday!!
#46 | 1475 days ago

gazmont71 wrote:
also good thank you.. Have a nice friday!!
ALways! Have a great weekend!
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#47 | 1475 days ago

Hey fellow.  Don't take that summer job in New Mexico.  Yeah it's a great place and beautiful, but it will set you in motion for events that even over 30 years later you are wondering what if.....  Stick with college.  Finish everything you start.  Life will be so much better for you if you do.  You are not as bad as one person tells you you are.  Listen to your friends more.  They love you and understand you.  And do everything for your friends you can. 
#48 | 1473 days ago
ECforever (+)

ur very important, don't think being popular makes u better then anyone else, and make sure ur never rude because it will help ur so called "social status"
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#49 | 1473 days ago

avatar twins!
#50 | 1473 days ago

Jess wrote:
Dear 17-year-old Jess,
I would tell you not to rush the marriage thing...but you probably won't listen anyway.
I would tell you to only take one year off before college instead of 10, but you probably won't listen to that either.
I will tell you to spend as much quality time as you can with dad and stay in touch with a few of your good friends from school, because they won't be around as long as you think.

In time and with a little work, most of your dreams will come true. Enjoy yourself in the meantime, take as much away from the bad experiences as you can, and hold on tight to the good ones. Never lose any part of yourself - the scars will take longer to heal if you do.

Oh...and never stop dancing.
You seem to know what is right...might as well have the will to follow your self-advice
#51 | 1471 days ago

gazmont71 wrote:
also good thank you.. Have a nice friday!!
Thank you I did... it was a blast. Hope you're enjoying your week now, Ciao with kisses
#52 | 1447 days ago

I would write- that older chick that's boning your brains out,,,, run forrest run,,, she's the ANTI_CHRIST
#53 | 1447 days ago
18packabs (+)

I would say DUDE, be righteous, respect yourself and others(woman especially), work hard, play harder, and live each day like you never know if you will get another.
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