Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Hen Abye Tokensthwaite » 29 Oct 2016, 12:28

'Don't be so humble or apologetic. Read more.'

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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Fonz » 29 Oct 2016, 14:05

Grow up. Don't look back. Be kind. Be a gentleman. Keep working hard.
By the time you hit 42 you will be happier than you could ever have thought possible, and it will make the previous decade of misery worthwhile.
Keep practicing guitar. You will make it onto a Bowie record.
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Jimbo » 29 Oct 2016, 14:18

Young Jimbo, you say you want to drop out of school and work … Do it.
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby fueryIre » 29 Oct 2016, 14:35

Don't go near the yellow snow...
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby jl » 29 Oct 2016, 14:41

18 year old me replying back: "Fuck off"

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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby clive gash » 29 Oct 2016, 15:15

Beat up more Smiths fans.
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Hen Abye Tokensthwaite » 29 Oct 2016, 15:21

Jimbo wrote:Young Jimbo, you say you want to drop out of school and work … Do it.


How about 'Young Jimbo, don't take the brown acid'.

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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Jimbo » 29 Oct 2016, 15:36

Hen Abye Tokensthwaite wrote:
Jimbo wrote:Young Jimbo, you say you want to drop out of school and work … Do it.


How about 'Young Jimbo, don't take the brown acid'.


Better if someone had said, "Jimbo, don't do the animal tranquilizers."
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby That's no place to be dad, (Colin). » 29 Oct 2016, 16:36

Drop the dearstalker hat and Anglelo Litrico jacket, doing you no favours in the "LOVE DEPARTMENT" mate.
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Oct 2016, 18:25

I see a lot of me in my 20 year-old daughter. She's much more politically and socially aware than I was but the way she voices her opinions is very polarizing. She loses friends over it. I was opinionated, but held my tongue more.

I'd tell her there's 100 ways to walk into a bar.

When you walk onto a new court in a pick-up hoops game, you have to read the room so guys on your team will accept you, pass to you, so you can get a couple shots. I used to take a tough offensive guy, make good passes, set screens for guys who I knew would use 'em, and hustle on the boards and give outlet passes - all before I'd take a shot. If I did that stuff, you'd get a pass eventually as a reward from other guys on the team, or when you took a shot, there'd be no bitching because you'd earned it.

I'd tell her that right isn't always right when it comes out wrong. You can't disrespect people even if they're really, really stupid, because they don't think they are. It's easier if you lead them to a different point of view if you think they're open to it. You are not the world's conscience. I see folks on here call out people when a PM would be much more appropriate vs. public ridicule. That's when people dig in and you achieve exactly the opposite results you wanted. Hey, I'm probably guilty of that a bit too once in awhile.

I was especially guilty of these things when I was 18.
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby LMG » 29 Oct 2016, 21:47

Quit jerking off so much and GO AND SEE THE CLASH!

Seriously, what the hell's up with you? No Clash? Well done on the Damned, Stranglers, Jam, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Ian Dury, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello and the Attractions etc etc, but the fucking CLASH for fuck's sake!

Having those 'am I really going to care about what is essentially a pop group in ten years time?' thoughts are more detrimental to future happiness than smoking cigarettes. Listen to grown-ups on the latter but regarding the former, these thoughts are to be replaced with this one: 'no one REALLY needs A-levels when the Clash are touring'.

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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Belle Lettre » 29 Oct 2016, 21:53

One man is very much like another
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Toby » 29 Oct 2016, 21:59

Stop wanking yourself into oblivion and go down to Big Apple Records and start buying Detroit techno records now, not in 5 years time .

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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Velvis » 29 Oct 2016, 22:04

Get laid sooner and relax.
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby LMG » 29 Oct 2016, 22:45

Toby wrote:Stop wanking yourself into oblivion and go down to Big Apple Records and start buying Detroit techno records now, not in 5 years time .


Oh yeah, I almost forgot: in about a quarter century you will encounter a man named Bleep. He will have cloth ears and the worst taste in music in the entire history of the human race.

I can only urge you to ignore anything he says or recommends.
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby sloopjohnc » 30 Oct 2016, 17:40

Belle Lettre wrote:One man is very much like another


:lol:
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby The Great Defector » 31 Oct 2016, 15:39

"No, Mark, relax, me talking to you won't fuck up the time line...Mark...don't make me slap you......."
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Six String » 31 Oct 2016, 22:04

Never get married, no matter how old you are.

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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Minnie the Minx » 31 Oct 2016, 22:21

Six String wrote:Never get married, no matter how old you are.


Terrible advice!
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Re: Give your 18 year old self some good advice...

Postby Robert » 31 Oct 2016, 22:51

Aim high. Don't listen to anyone trying to distract you from that.



In fact it may have been said but I wouldn't listen.


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