Friday, May 6, 2011

Dear 16 Year Old Me

There are many things the average person would probably love to tell themselves or others at 16 …

  • Start your retirement savings early, small amounts early become big amounts later
  • Share your life with someone with whom you share values
  • Spend every free moment with your kids when they are young … you will be surprised at how fast they seek independence at 12 or 13 and the regrets cut deep …
  • If you are an asshole, don’t procreate … the world already has its fill
  • Get into the habit of regular exercise … you will thank yourself later
  • Follow your dreams when choosing a career … do something you love … you have plenty of time to become a wage slave if that is your destiny

And so on …

Now the big one, which is the point of this article: do not play fast and loose with the Sun. Take care when you are young and check your skin later on.

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