10 Advices That You Wish to Give to Your Younger Self

With every new sunrise, I tend to think that I am more mature and wise than I was yesterday. But am I really?

There are so many things I wish I knew when I was younger. Things that matter, things that don’t. With time, you feel you are enlightened.

Taylor Swift’s song ‘fifteen’ is one such song that advise on the dilemmas you face when you are, well obviously, fifteen.

10. “Beta abhi padhai karlo, baad me life set ho jaayegi!”

If you haven’t grown up hearing this, then you probably aren’t a true Indian. Because, for us, education is the ultimate goal of life. But the irony is that life is never set. No matter how much you study, or not. But the best part is, you will be fine eventually. Everyone is. Just have faith in yourself.

9. “School days are the best.”

School days are indeed the golden days of your life. Enjoy them while they last. Have all the fun you can while at school. Cause those memories are the ones, you will hold onto for the rest of your lives. You will miss everything. Be it those boring, monotonous morning assemblies or waking up early and still missing the school bus. Be it those times when you bunked classes in the name of “Prefect duty” or when you were apprehensive about that homework you are so not going to submit.

Those days when you fought for half a mark as if your life depended on it. That elation when a teacher is absent and the substitute teacher gives you a free games period. Those lovely times won’t come back. And you will cherish them till your dying breath.

8. “Carpe Diem.”

Always. Always follow these 2 magical words.

Be it a debate competition or a school trip to Manali. Do NOT miss it. Use your time smartly cause it is not going to come back. There is a right time for everything.

Seize the opportunity, my friend. Kise pata kal ho na ho.

7. “True friends are by your side until the end.”

Choose your friends wisely. IF they are still there at your worst then you know they are the ones for life. But if they don’t then no need of running after them or having any sort of expectation from them. They will always disappoint you. You will feel so much better once you let go of them. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

6. “Zindagi milegi na dobara.”

Life is not a movie. Cause it’s not scripted. The sooner you realize that, the better. You write you own script and your own ending. No one has the right to dictate you. It is YOUR life.

Do not compete with others. You are unique. Your competition should always be with yourself.

5. Brain Over Beauty.

Superficial beauty will only get you so far. Be a beautiful person inside. I know it’s a materialistic world. But being intelligent and witty would get you much farther in life. Yes, even that cute guy you crush on would prefer you over a bimbo. (True story!) *wink*

4. Relationships and Breakups

Don’t get sidetracked by those butterflies in your stomach. Do not depend on a single person or make them the center of your universe. Cause you are eventually going to have to break up. No matter how perfect it seems, it wasn’t meant to be. And that is completely fine. Getting over someone is undoubtedly one of the hardest and most difficult thing you will ever have to do. But once you do it, you will emerge as an inviolable and resolute person.

3. “Haww! Woh daaru peeta hai.”

Don’t be so judgmental. Because you will probably end up doing every single thing that you judged. And that’s okay because that doesn’t make you a bad person.

2. Say No to Potential Regrets.

It’s okay to say no. To anyone and everyone. Yes, even your parents.

“I don’t want to be an engineer.” It is not that difficult. Say it.

“I don’t like science.” Convince them. They want you to be happy with whatever you do in life.

“I love her.” Have the guts to fight for what you believe in.

1. Never Ever Give Up.

The sun sets only to rise again. A bad day or period can last only so long. Spectacular days would follow!

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