What Advice Would You Give Your 16-Year-Old Self? People Share Pearls Of Wisdom

"Time doesn't stand still and people won't be around forever."
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At the age of 16, we’re often at our most fragile. Navigating adolescence can be tricky, you’re finding your feet in the world and making big decisions that may or may not impact the path you’re going to take in life.

So if you could go back and have a heart-to-heart with your 16-year-old self, what would be the one piece of advice you’d give?

That’s the question Twitter user Úna-Minh Kavanagh (@unakavanagh) pitched to the masses and it wasn’t long before her tweet had been shared as a Moment, with hundreds sharing their thoughts.

Giving her own piece of advice, she said: “Failure is not the end, it’s just a lesson in how to succeed. It will be ok, it doesn’t feel like it will but the moments will pass, however painful.”

There were some key pieces of advice regarding the occasional beauty faux pas...

But mostly a lot of wholesome stuff, like the importance of a strong work ethic.

About time and death - and never taking people for granted...

Not worrying if people don’t like you...

And the importance of having fun...

About doing what you love.

And dating mishaps.

About the importance of self-care.


And avoiding alcohol.

About coping when times are tough.

Not worrying what the future holds.

Nurturing relationships.

And knowing that you are enough.