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BlogTalkers: Yo! Doofus! Get off yer butt!


This week's question/request...

If you could go back in time, what one piece advice would you give yourself?

Shut up you old fart!

Pre-1993: "Invest heavily in Microsoft."

Hmmm... well, it would depend on how far back... and if I'd listen.

As much as heading back to me between the ages of birth and probably eleven might do the most benefit, I doubt I'd listen to myself.

Between the ages of twelve and eighteen, I'd listen intently, but be waiting for my "future self" to either talk about the apocalypse or what gadgets from "Star Trek" were finally developed in real life.

Between the ages of 19 through thirty though... aye, then I'd be interested and hang on my every word...

So let's say twenty-one...

Matthew, if you're unhappy and you know it and things aren't changing, don't be a fool... change them yourself with a change of life. Don't hold on to bad things because, in vain, you hope they will get better... they won't... they'll get worse. Go out, find better and in the process, better yourself. You damn well know you can do it... so do it. In being happier and more energized, you'll help more people and do better things than wallowing in a lot you've set yourself up in.

That would be enough... I hope...

It sounds "cryptic", but it isn't... it's because back then (and for a few years to come,) I was in a bad place that, to be honest, cost me dearly in many, many ways....

So, that or Invest heavily in Microsoft would be it.


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Comment from: Rob [Visitor] Email ·
I found this week's topic quite deep once I'd started to look at it more.

I've put my answer up. I wondered how many people might go for a financial gain response although I'd got most people pegged as telling themselves either lottery numbers or other gambling results.
PermalinkPermalink 06/25/07 @ 06:03
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hi Rob... Well, I poked fun at the financial gain bit... realistically, with the advice I gave myself, I would have ended up better financially... not a "tycoon" by any stretch, but better.
PermalinkPermalink 06/25/07 @ 07:02
Comment from: ~ Stacy ~ [Visitor] Email ·
"...don't hang on to bad things."

I like that! Shucks, I sooooo would have told my past-self that one--had I thought of it. :)
PermalinkPermalink 06/26/07 @ 04:45
Comment from: Laura [Visitor] Email ·
I never thought of the money angle. If I had the rest taken care of I think the money would have followed on it's own.
PermalinkPermalink 06/27/07 @ 11:48
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hi ~ Stacy ~... Yeah, it's good advice... at any age...!

Hey Laura... Well, that was my thinking. The "Invest in Microsoft" was a joke... I hope you noted the rest of the entry...
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