By - rcinvestments
Doesn't matter. 14 year old me wouldn't listen.
**Me:** Please listen to me.
**14 year old me:** plEaSe LiStEn tO MEE!?!
My 14 year old self would be freaked out some creepy old dude talked to him. WTH am I going to be able to say in 4 words that would possibly be of enough impact for him to trust the advice and remember it?
"Buy Bitcoin in 2010"
Considering Bitcoin didn't even exist yet, I feel like when it suddenly did exist right around the same time, I would have been freaked out enough to buy as much as I could. Only problem being that I would have probably sold way too early. But at least I still have more money now.
“Hold bitcoin till 2020”
Probably the most accurate comment here
Hug your mum back
This one cut deep. :(
Yup, mine would be “go hug your mom”.
Take your health seriously.
I’m 26 with a long list of health complications that stem from type 1 diabetes I was diagnosed with at age 3. I wish that I had taken better care of myself from the beginning.
As a parent of a T1, that ain't your responsibility at 14. That's all on your parents. The goal of a T1 parent is to manage it as best you can so your child can emulate those habits as an adult. If they didn't demonstrate proper management when your were 14, that's not your fault at all.
As a T1 myself who has wonderful parents who tried ever so hard to get me to go in the right direction, you’re wrong.
While some of the responsibility does most certainly fall on the caretakers of the individual, the individual also needs to put forth effort. My parents tried so very very very hard to get me to check my blood, to eat properly and to properly take care of myself as a kid and a young teen, but they couldn’t just tie me down onto a bed and forced me to do what I was supposed to. Some of it rubbed off on me and I’m doing OK-ish now (in my mid 30’s now) but I made my own decisions to treat my body like shit throughout my teens, despite constant talks and reminders from my parents whilst it was happening. I would never dream of trying to place a single iota of blame on them for the issues I’m currently dealing with.
If someone tried to lecture me now and tell me my parents should have done more/better, I’d probably tear them a new one about trying to lecture someone else on a disease that they know nothing or very little about. It’s something you deal with 24/7 365 and you inevitably get run down and make mistakes.
To insinuate that a parent is a failure because they let their diabetic TEENAGER get away with not completely taking 100% awesome care of themselves in what is essentially a non-stop balancing/juggling act while also having to work and provide for a family is just plain stupid.
As the old adage goes “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”
Not trying to come across as rude or aggressive, that just struck a nerve with me.
This is not on you. It's on your caretakers, managing type 1 diabetes is incredibly time consuming and exhausting and is NOT the responsibility of a child. I hope you're doing well now and if your insurance will pay for it get a tandem insulin pump with a dexcom g6 cgm to get your H1C at a great level.
Don't smoke you dumbass
Same thing I would tell her
Bipolar, anxiety, adhd, go doctor.
It would save me 20 years of mental health problems I didn't understand.
Uh oh, that’s 5 words! You have just caused a rip in the fabric of the space-time continuum!
“Bad head, go doctor”
I’d be really worried about my first blowjob….
"Bipolar, anxiety, adhd, go do......"
"You have mental illness"
That’s five words…. Your younger self would just hear „bipolar, anxiety, adhd, go“ which could be very confusing xD
They’d think you’ve cursed them as one by one the disorders become apparent.
Hang with the nerds
Go learn to weld
As soon as I realized I love welding my life just seemed to take off and I have loved it ever since
It's like painting but with metal. What's not to love?
should I pursue this random generated username?
I would suggest giving it a try at least see if you like it and you can make good money anywhere in the world
It's them, not you.
Spent 30 years in a toxic family thinking I was the crazy one who needed to change.
Ugh. I feel this. When everyone around you is a an a-hole, logic tells you YOU are the problem.
Seriously, the number of times my inner voice told and tells me that I’m the common denominator in all of my problems, failures, disappointments…
Something similar happened to me, although not as bad as the OP. It was a shitty group of middle and high school "friends" who would randomly mock, belittle, exclude and insult me just as a means to size each other up. I blamed myself for a long time for being bothered by it, for not being able to mock them back, for not being able to pretend to laugh, for not being able to stand up for myself.
Looking back at it, I did the best I could, the classroom as a whole was pretty hierarchical and bullying and being on a shitty group of friends was better for you socially than being alone. But ever since I finished school and started college, I slowly but surely cut contact with them. Now I barely speak with some of them once in a while, but nothing more.
Don’t marry J—— A———-
I'd be impressed if they could marry Jane Austen.
Don't marry Jack Ass.
Now I’m curious if you redacted this for the comment or if you’d leave it deliberately ambiguous for your 14yo self
Stand up for yourself
DON'T FUCK IT UP
You only have one life to live
That would wreck me. Future me travels back in time and simply says "don't fuck it up". No specifics, nothing to help me figure out what I fucked up, etc.
Addendum, BUY AMAZON STOCK YUP
You'll be wealthy
Call CPS on dad
I wish I could have also said that
I hope your okay now...
I hope that you and yours are safe and you have support. I know you did everything you could with the knowledge and power available to you at the time.
Daaamn, you ok now?
"Stop being a dick." Reason: I was a dick as a kid. Didn't realize how much of a dick I was until later.
Your 14 y.o. self:lmao make me
They said four words but never said you couldn't kick that lil bitches ass
I made a substitute teacher who was trying to do her best cry and run out of the classroom in 9th grade. I wish I could go back and punch my young self in the face.
Fuck, I did the same in high school. I didn't even mean to, I thought we were just messing around. I hit a nerve without meaning to.
I’m pretty sure many people have told you that, I doubt past you would listen to anyone.
Oh, people definitely did. And yeah, I didn't listen. Ideally I'd also explain the benefits of not being a dick, but that's the best I could think of with a 4 word limit.
“you’re depressed, im sorry”
“Please take a shower”
I had really bad hygiene issues.
Oh yeah. In the same line, I would have said, "Go wash your face". I took showers often, but I often avoided washing my face in the morning, or even in the shower because I didn't like soap getting into my face. That didn't end well for me.
Alternatively, "Brush your teeth often".
You'll be alright, word.
I was having suicidal thoughts at that age and before, and although I lost my dad at 15, there also came better times, right now ten years later I'm doing so much better, I'm glad I'm still here
I am also glad you are still here.
I'd just show up in some prosthetic scars and wounds, maybe an eye patch and crutches. Just tell them not to do something innocent like "Don't eat the grapes" or something. Make em think grapes ruined our life.
Giving yourself a trauma that never existed lmaoo
It gives the whole definition of "hating yourself" To the next level
Wake up in a padded room in the future.
Self troll, nice.
Buy Bitcoin learn coding
A better one would be
“Sell Bitcoin (£)xxxxxx”
It conveys that you need to buy Bitcoin now and continue to do so up until it reaches a certain value and which point you sell the whole lot.
Very hard to find a number that can fit into four words. I think something like "hold bitcoin six years" is best
Works in German. Verkauf Bitcoin bei Dreiundsechszigtausend
You can just smack enough words together in german that you can tell him your life story tbh
Yeah German is cheating. You can turn an entire paragraph into a single word.
Doesn’t need to be specific.. like “sell bitcoin Ten thousand”.. number depending on your own currency and the closest thousand under the all time high price.
Bitcoin reaches sixty thousand
bitcoin sell OCT 21
Bought Bitcoin 1/31/2009, sold 10/21/2009.
see, i felt cheeky for writing '21' as a single word, but you just went whole-hog with it, huh?
ETA: i didn't read the dates right, i thought you were doing another '4 words' type post with the valley and peak dates lmao
Ok sold on October 21st!
Don’t buy bitcoin. They were free in the early days, just run the program on any crappy computer.
You mean mining?
For the cost of a pc with a decent video card, early days you probably could have bought thousands or tens of thousands of btc.
If you got in on the ground floor, you could mine with a cpu
Hell, there were faucets that just gave you like 5 per day
With buy bitcoin also hold them in the wallet is well.
Take care of yourself.
You have autism, whee
(I say whee as I disappear)
Way to freak your younger self out. You'll think you were visited by the autism fairy.
I was mindlessly scrolling through these comments and thinking "oh yeah, this one or that one is smart" and then I see your comment. It took a minute to formulate the visual in my head of a kid being like "what the fuck, why did a fairy just give me autism?" Thanks for the laugh.
I also had the Asutism but never really discover that on time.
They're called panick attacks
This one right here
I was told that exact same thing by my therapist just recently, used to think the feeling was just a normal adrenaline rush that people get
Took me a while to figure them out. I've had them under control (mostly) for the past few years but talking about it in therapy I figured out I've had them since I was a kid, earliest I remember is age 6 or so... I also thought they were normal.
Exact same situation here; I described how I’d get an ‘adrenaline rush’ in certain situations and they said ‘That’s a panic attack, not an adrenaline rush.’ And I just went ‘Oh.’
The moment of realisation hits like a truck. When you think back to all the times they happened and how it was actually a trauma response… yeah.
It’s good that we know now and can gain better control over the situation when we begin to feel one coming.
I’m glad to hear you have yours mostly under control :) that’s great progress
Same idea, but "It's called Sleep Paralysis." or "Learn to manage ADHD"
Neither would help because I grew up in the deep south where they didn't believe that mental health issues existed.
Actin funny? That’s a paddlin. Questioning the system? That’s a paddlin.
Paddlin the school canoe? Ooh you'd better believe that's a paddlin
You are not fat.
Me believing I was fat led me to gain so much weight. I wish I could weigh 160 again lol, I was barely chubby
Me too!! I’d do anything to be 160 again!
Yes!! I spent so many years hearing that only to look back and realize - no. I was normally sized. But it caused so much mental harm over many many years
Save your money.. please.
Buy bitcoin, 60k sell
Give up on her.
Oooh username. You ok?
Nah it was character building
Dont open that door
You're smart. Aim higher.
you are smart. aim
Hi, you aim smart
Smart aim, you’re high.
Leave home at 18
I left home literally the day I turned 18. Packed up my car, left with only $100 and drove to Seattle. Called my parents when I got there and told them I’m never coming back. Spent the next year or so mostly homeless until I got on my feet but I kept my promise and never went back.
22 years later and it was the best decision young me ever made and I’d go through it all again.
Wish I had your courage
Pre menstrual dysmorphic disorder. Lol.
"You're autistic. Get diagnosed."
Seriously, though, I would have had such a more manageable time if the people in charge of my mental health in school would have given me a proper diagnosis instead of just thinking I was an unstable pain in the ass.
I’m 29 and just figured out I’m autistic.. I hate how long I have misunderstood life with occasional breaks of clarity
Fuck drugs, brush teeth
Instructions unclear, dick stuck in a bong
"Invest in Apple stock" I was 14 in the early '90s
Younger self decides to take all savings and invest in *apple sauce?*
Wear a fucking condom
There are condoms for other uses than fucking? TIL
Umm yeah, everyone has those in a drawer somewhere, they come free with your Wii
It will be ok
I believe in you
Bulimia wasnt worth it
It will be okay.
You are loved man
You're worthy of love.
This too shall pass
Pick a better major
Psych ward now, bitch.
Live, it gets better.
Don't date Firstname Lastname. Because my life would have been completely different and infinitely better had I never met them.
Ask (crush’s name) out, bro
(Not about to drop her name on here, she might be on here)
Buy tech stock
Still got space for a "please", "now" or "bitch".
#you are not gay
"You mean those guys on Xbox Live are wrong?"
I spent so many years questioning only to realise I tick all the boxes except sexual attraction towards the same sex
Well this is close to mine. But i will tell myself i am bisexual and not a sin.
Thats 7 words you now get no words
Suck dick be happy?
Play school, not football
Play the sport and try to be take some training of that sport is well.
Learn more skills, idiot
But for fun
Death By Snu Snu
friendships don’t last forever
Do. Not. Try. Heroin.
It will get better.
Don't take those drugs!
Take these drugs instead!
That cracked me up, thank you
Stay away from Stepdad.
I hope u are doing better now
Most definitely! Thank you.
"Look at them shoes" I'd like to imagine when he reaches the age I am now he'd come to a realization and laugh.
Don’t starve yourself dumbass
Get some education, idiot
Learn to use Naloxone
When sick doctor stupid!
Go to therapy now
Invest Netflix Tesla Amazon
Do ALL the things!!
See doctor. Get Concerta. So I'm not 43 before I can say Fuck ADD, thats why.
if you were 43 when you got on concerta, because that was really young age.
Booze isn’t the answer.
Infact booze will chew up all the money from your wallet here.
Get some help NOW
RUN AWAY FROM HIM
You're The Man Nowdog
Hey man, nice butt.
Go to the gym
Rock on handsome dude!
Be happy. Try. Kindness.
"Take a deep breath"
Because life gonna get HARDER...
Because this hypothetical question limits the answer to 4 words, I should try to be efficient.
"Unwise" while pointing at the direction of parents room with one hand to tell young me to not think our parents give good advice or wisdom, and at the same time, point at a toy car with the other hand to indicate that car ownership is unwise.
"Exercise" while pointing at my smiling face to indicate a positive outcome from starting to exercise. It may sound obvious, but younger me knew it and still didn't do it because of many bad reasons.
"Invest" pointing at the computer with one hand to indicate that it would be wise to financially invest in tech companies, and at the notebooks with the other hand to indicate that it is best to invest in studies.
"Move" pointing at a world map, hopefully getting other me to move to another country sooner.
This way, I would be giving younger me two traps to avoid, and four positive things to do for a better life.
14 year old me would be confused as fuck with this haha
YOU EAT THAT HORSE.
Kathy is a whore
Dad dies in 2002. 💔
Uhh that changes everything. I wouldn’t wanna hear that
Mom dies in 2017
I feel you. Sorry to be in the club with you.
dont date over quarantine
“Be good to Vivian”
Microsoft. Apple. Gold. Bitcoin.
without context you will be hella confused.
If i have to pick one here then i will certainly pick the bitcoin.
Study for school bitch
do not attempt suicid
Don't ever get married
Do better in school.
Learn how to drive.
Didn’t take high school seriously at all and it sort of progressed into college for a bit and had an impact on my career trajectory that I’m still trying to correct.
Had the opportunity to begin driver’s Ed when I was 14 turning 15 but didn’t see the point. So instead of my mom only spending a few hundred dollars, I ended up spending well over a thousand learning to drive at age 23 because I didn’t have anyone available who was willing to teach me or let me use their car so I had to find a driving school for adults.
you're infact very gay
Invest in Sanitizer….. bitch.
Pinkman, is that you dude?
It all works out
In the end the only thing holding me back was my own fear of failure. And putting myself out there usually led to good things for me
Punch them back.... hero 💕
Don't join that gang