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If you could go back in time and tell your younger self anything, what would it be?

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"If you could go back in time..."

We can't. That's a fact. However... we can take stock of what we have done, the mistakes we have made, and focus on doing what we can to make life better.

Stop pissing away your money, and put a specific amount into savings every pay cheque.

Jimizo: Nope. Piss away your money when you are young. It’s fun. Spend money on drink and hook up in bars for casual sex. Don’t become a middle-aged bore talking about financial issues too early."

For what it's worth, Jimizo, I gave you a thumbs up for that one.

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Never thought i'd say this but reckon joey barton's pretty spot on https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1037928574022549504

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Who is Steve?

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Buy property in Sydney or the GC.

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'You'll be OK'.

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Here are tomorrow's lottery numbers, and these players will win these matches next year.

Maria:

I wonder how many people's advice includes telling your younger self to leave Japan at a certain point, and when that point in time would be? I would tell young Maria to start packing in either 1994 or 1997.

Tee hee hee. Yeah, that ship has sailed for me!

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I wonder how many people's advice includes telling your younger self to leave Japan at a certain point, and when that point in time would be? I would tell young Maria to start packing in either 1994 or 1997.

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Take that corporate recruiter's offer of tuition and living expenses for a Masters from MIT or Cornell, and then give them the five years of work they ask in return. You'll have everything you want, before you're twenty-five.

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Your government isn’t going to forget you borrowed money for university.

Learn a trade.

Leave Japan after two years, like you planned.

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Avoid strangers who try and hug you.

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gives Luddite a hug

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Choose a different career.

Stay in the UK.

Don't take your health for granted.

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Stop pissing away your money, and put a specific amount into savings every pay cheque.

Nope. Piss away your money when you are young. It’s fun. Spend money on drink and hook up in bars for casual sex.

Don’t become a middle-aged bore talking about financial issues too early.

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Stop pissing away your money, and put a specific amount into savings every pay cheque.

Stop saying No to opportunities, but stop going along with what you don't really want to do.

Steve is an absolute arsehole, keep away.

Sometimes, when people say bad things about people, believe them, and not your better instinct.

Start learning Japanese as soon as you get to Japan, and maintain your other languages too.

Get a Masters and a driving licence straight after you graduate.

Forget your troubles, come on - get happy!

Don't let the White Stallion run dry, girlfriend, that's a fabulous bike!

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Be very wary of people who flatter you.

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go Into business for yourself early, don’t be a wage slave, own equity

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Investment advice as above.  Learn Mandarin and not French and German.

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Invest in Microsoft in the early '90s, and invest in Apple in the late '00s.

best advice so far. I'd also add google and facebook into the fray. Oh and then take all those billions and invest in bitcoin early, and then cash out

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enjoy the moment.

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Less pain but no gain!

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Invest in Microsoft in the early '90s, and invest in Apple in the late '00s.

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Go to a Queen concert.

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I'd tell myself that Japan is a dead end. Stay in paradise and continue in the sciences.

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Hard times create strong men

Strong men create good times

Good times create weak men

Weak men create hard times

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"Kid, stay where you are. The future is a mess !"

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how far we going back? the advice will be different depending on which younger self I meet

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That's up to each reader.

Don't choose love over career.

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Wear a condom

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Exercise more and study harder. Heartbreak happens and don't dwell on things. Don't stress about anything that hasn't happened or that has happened. If it hasn't it may never and if it has then learn. Be happy.

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