Advice you wish you had gotten in your early 20s

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Sikhinvestor, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. This from someone (not me) that built an internet company at the worst possible time (post 2000 crash):

    1) Get and stay out of your "comfort zone"
    (not much happens when you stay in there !)

    2) Never give up
    (You're closer than you think)

    3) Focus on what you want to have happen

    4) Be quick to decide
    (Avoid Analysis-paralysis...deadly for traders !)

    5) Never let anyone push you around
    (especially see post about "family" may find more help from strangers !)

    6) Solve your own problems
    ("A wise man keeps his own counsel")

    7) Never expect life to be fair
    ("You make your own breaks")
    #91     Mar 18, 2007

  2. Then, how come T2800 is still alive??????:D :D :D
    #92     Mar 18, 2007
  3. have patience
    #93     Mar 18, 2007
  4. My 2c:

    1. Stay healthy, you will miss it, once it is no longer there.
    2. Be positive in life.
    3. Figure out what it is that you like to do and then do it.
    4. Do not postpone joy.
    5. Listen to advice others give.
    6. Respect yourself and respect your elders.
    7. Travel and see other people and cultures. You will be amazed how warm and pleasant people are all over this world and how distorted our views are about others thanks to mass media.
    8. Go around a world and do it in no less than one year. I guarantee you will meet th most amazing people and have the best time ever, EVER!
    9. Try to talk and understand your folks. One day they will not be around and no matter what, you will miss them. So talk to them, and stay in touch.
    10. Turn off the TV and keep it off.
    11. Watch good quality foreign movies.
    12. Be good and decent.
    #94     Mar 18, 2007
  5. very nice post.

    spot on.
    #95     Mar 18, 2007
  6. man


    do things for themselves and not for the benefit. that is
    the easiest and at the same time most difficult thing in
    life. it is essentially the source of all wisdom. and the
    source of all happiness.
    #96     Mar 18, 2007
  7. Put the wax in your ears as the Sirens beckon, and let the ship pass by.
    #97     Mar 18, 2007
  8. Yes, that's why Babel is such an important movie.
    #98     Mar 18, 2007
  9. doublea


    These were given by the author to his son.

    Sing in the shower.
    Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
    Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
    Leave the toilet seat in the down position.
    Never refuse homemade brownies.
    Strive for excellence, not perfection.
    Plant a tree on your birthday.
    Learn 3 clean jokes.
    Return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full.
    Compliment 3 people every day.
    Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
    Leave everything a little better than you found it.
    Keep it simple.
    Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
    Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
    Floss your teeth.
    Ask for a raise when you think you've earned it.
    Overtip breakfast waitresses.
    Be forgiving of yourself and others.
    Say, "Thank you" a lot.
    Say, "Please" a lot.
    Avoid negative people.
    Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yards.
    Wear polished shoes.
    Remember other people's birthdays.
    Commit yourself to constant improvement.
    Carry jumper cables in your truck.
    Have a firm handshake.
    Send lots of Valentine cards.
    Sign them, "Someone who thinks you're terrific."
    Look people in the eye.
    Be the first to say hello.
    Use the good silver.
    Return all things you borrow.
    Make new friends, but cherish the old ones.
    Keep a few secrets.
    Sing in a choir.
    Plant flowers every spring.
    Have a dog. <Or cat :)>
    Always accept an outstretched hand.
    Stop blaming others.
    Take responsibility for every area of your life.
    Wave at kids on school busses.
    Be there when people need you.
    Feed a stranger's expired parking meter.
    Don't expect life to be fair.
    Never underestimate the power of love.
    Drink champagne for no reason at all.
    Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
    Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake."
    Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know."
    Compliment even small improvements.
    Keep your promises no matter what.
    Marry for love.
    Rekindle old friendships.
    Count your blessings.
    Call your mother.

    by H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    #99     Mar 18, 2007