Discussion: What Would You Tell Your 16-Year Old Self?
By the Editors
Humorist Richard Almour opined that hindsight is 20/20 and he wasn’t kidding.
So often we look back at our younger selves and wonder – what was all the stress about?
How many times have you caught yourself asking: If only I had known that I would make it through X, Y and Z? … Or that I wasn’t actually overweight – heck, I’d love to be that size again … Or he/she wasn’t worth the time and heartache – I’m worth more … Or that was one of the funnest times of my life, I wish I had appreciated it more at the time.
The coulda’, woulda’, shoulda’ game can be destructive, but in the spirit of the great Irish blessing (“May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far”), we ask a simple question for this week’s discussion: if you could tell your 16-year old self ONE thing – what would it be?