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What advice would give a younger you?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Scarab440, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Cap'n Mike

    Cap'n Mike NES Member

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    Never stick it in crazy.
     
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  2. 1903Collector

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    "Don't settle down in MA"
     
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  3. Mr.E

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    What was the saying about hell being "the you that you became meets the you that you could have become"...
     
  4. wahsben

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    Stay in the service for at least 20 if not 30 yrs. and since gold was around $30.00 an ounce back when I was young I'd say purchase an ounce at least once a month for as long as possible.
     
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  5. Mesatchornug

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    Maybe "finish that Ducati"?

    Speaking of, I should go put some time into mine.
     
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    Don't get fat
     
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  7. Horrible

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    Take the job in TX!
     
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  8. Mountain

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    I think the only advice I'd give my younger self would be to continue learning Spanish and German plus learn another language or two. Yeah, small potatoes stuff but so far life worked out well. All the stupid shit I did was mostly a lot of fun and didn't hurt anyone. I have everything I need, most things I want, and I've seen nearly all of this fine country and about 50 other countries.

    To jump on the Ducati bandwagon- my bucket list bike was one of the last model trellis frame super bikes with a dry clutch. I've had the 1098 for a while now and really enjoy it.
     
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  9. Fixxah

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    Nail the hot teacher and keep quiet.
     
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  10. Rob Boudrie

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    What is of more use is advice you would give that does not involve taking info like the Hughes Amendment, stock market winners, superbowl winners, etc. back in time.

    My advice would be:

    1. Pick a profession that cannot be offshored
    2. Pick a profession where age=wisdom and you are more attractive to buyers of your services
    3. If you pick a profession where #1 and #2 are not true, save as much $$ when you are young because you will likely be unemployable at a professional salary after age 50 +/-.
    4. Don't be afraid to take some market risk with your investments. Worry about playing it safe when you are older.

    Medicine and the skilled trades meet the criteria, as does law as long as you get your degree from a T14.
     
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  11. EvilDragon

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    Everything will work, stop worrying and being hard on yourself. Shit, I could use that advice right now.
     
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  12. Della Street

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    Don’t take equity out of the house...
     
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    Take good care of your teeth. Use ear protection anytime near loud noises; keep earplugs in your glovebox/work/etc.
     
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    Stay away from Martha (my ex)

    Best advice I could ever give myself
     
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    Will see how that career advice fairs over the next few decades. I would not be surprised if medicine and law are prime targets for "efficiency" and "improvement" through automation. I could see a split of some lower payed button pushers and then a small set of well regarded in the top of the profession who are the ones to develop and implement the technology. Of course I am sure automation in medicine will provide a short spike in demand for those in law ....
     
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    Open up a bit more to your step-father. He's doing his very best.
     
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  17. J.A.C

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    Spend more time and learn more from your dad
     

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