6 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 14-Year-Old Self

#2- What you do with your time matters

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Your passions are more important than your studies

As I look back in hindsight, I realise that most of what I learned at school, especially high school, was more or less useless information that I have never gone on to need in the slightest.

What you do with your time matters

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Try to master at least one thing

This is a follow-on from the last two points really. I think that while we have that luxury of time and lack of responsibility, it is the perfect time to master some skills.

Try as many new things as you can

Our teenage years should be a constant search for meaning, a pursuit of the things we enjoy.

Find a few good friends and stick with them

Like most of us, I tried desperately to fit into the many different groups and social circles at high school. I never really succeeded. I was always the kid on the fringes who was kind of in a couple of groups but never really considered a part of the team.

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Be nicer to your parents

I think a lot of us can relate to this, and I do think it is pretty common. I was a little shit with my parents, probably because I didn’t realise how much they did for me.

Just wandering about.

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