21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

    Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.

    Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.

    Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.

    Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.

    Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.

    Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.

    Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.

    Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.

    Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.

    Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.

    Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.

    Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.

    Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.

    Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.

    Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.

    Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.

    Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.

    Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.

    Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.

    Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.

    Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.

    How I see men

    Guy: Gay

    Guy standing: Totally gay

    Guy walking: That walk is so gay

    Guy texting: Texting your gay lover I bet

    Guy working out: Getting ripped for other gay men for sure

    Two guys eating: They're totally gay for each other

    Guy with his girlfriend: Its a ploy he's gay

    Guy married with children: He's living a lie he's gay

    Every guy I see: God you're gay and you dont even know it

    The one guy I have a crush on: But what if he's straight

    student: hey government can I have some money to go to university

    uk government: sure here you go. you'll have to pay it back but only when you're earning £21,000+ a year, and if you don't pay it off after 30 years we'll just write it off, don't worry about it man

    scottish government: nah man just go to uni we ain't gonna charge you

    us government: no. you gotta pay it yourself. upfront. your parents have to save up from the moment you're born. good luck, fucker.

    Final Fantasy Games Summed Up

    Final Fantasy: Some jerk in armor says he'll knock you down. You kick his ass and he becomes a god.

    Final Fantasy II: David Bowie decides Earth isn't enough to rule so he takes Heaven and Hell too.

    Final Fantasy III: Stormy weather is a pain in the ass and also kinda hot. Also, Onions.

    Final Fantasy IV: The world's slowest on the uptake knight decides to turn good just as his best friend decides to bitch about the friendzone and try to kill him. This leads to them beating up Darth Vader and flying to the moon to fight a cockroach.

    Final Fantasy IV The After Years: How much shit can happen to the same guy twice?

    Final Fantasy V: An awkwardly named boy sets off on a quest to chop down a tree.

    Final Fantasy VI: The Joker decides to kill Hitler and blow up the planet. Also, opera.

    Final Fantay VII: A goth with an Oedipus complex decides to ruin the life of a roleplayer with severe issues.

    Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core: Gackt screws everyone over with his universe's equivalent of Twilight, and Cloud turns emo.

    Dirge of Cerberus: Vincent gets confused and thinks he's Shadow the Hedgehog.

    Final Fantasy VIII: High school sucks. Having to kill between classes and beat up an old witch while your teacher hits on you sucks even more.

    Final Fantasy IX: Goku sets off with a girl and some Muppets to lay the smack down on his S&M fetishist brother and his robot overlord boss. Also, food.

    Final Fantasy X: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy...? Also, abusive dads suck.

    Final Fantasy X-2: Charlie's Angels go looking for a blonde bishie who may or may not be alive.

    Final Fantasy XI: Square Enix used Ultima! Time K.O.!

    Final Fantasy XII: Aladdin joins the Rebel Alliance and beats up Judge Dredd. Also, bunny girls.

    Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings: He may look like Jesus, but he hates your guts. Also, flying judge!

    Final Fantasy XIII: The Robot Pope decides he's had enough, so it's up to a pissed off soldier, Duke Nukem's surfer cousin, Richard Pryor, and two Aussie lesbians to save the world.

    Final Fantasy Type-0: High school really, really, sucks

    Final Fantasy XIII-2: Axl Rose is pissed, so he decides to kill time, literally.

    Final Fantasy XIV: Buggier than Yevon and Zeromus combined, enjoy waiting for the rerelease.

    Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII: Majora's Mask with a cyberpunk aesthetic.

    Final Fantasy XV: Derpy Goths do stuff...eventually. If it doesn't get delayed again.

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The Church is actually the Demons. Oh snap.

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: One boy decides to stage an intervention for his Final Fantasy addicted friends.

    Final Fantasy Tactics A2: I'm going to spend my vacation AT THE LIBRARY!

    Dissidia: Final Fantasy: DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi with all your old friends. Also, Kefka trolls everyone.

    Dissidia 12: Kain joins with Lightning and a thousand fan art pieces were born.

    what you said was: "i don't respect women who don't respect themselves"

    what you meant was: "i and society as a whole hold women up to ridiculous respectability standards directly relating to the "purity" of said women while hypersexualizing them at the same time and if you are a woman and don't fit my awkward monolith of criteria then i refuse to acknowledge your humanity"

    what i heard was: "hi i'm a misogynist piece of shit, please punch me in my face"

    Capitalists: Capitalism is the best system because it works by the laws of nature. Darwin! Natural selection! Only the strong survive!

    Kropotkin: Actually, Darwin pointed out that in numberless animal societies, the struggle between separate individuals for the means of existence disappears, that struggle is replaced by co-operation and how that substitution results in the development of intellectual and moral faculties which secure to the species the best conditions for survival.

    Capitalists: No

    Darwin: Yes

    Today at the Disney store

    Woman yelling at her daughter: For God's sake, you are 23 and you DO NOT need a Pooh stuffed animal.

    Daughter: I want it and I'm buying it.

    Woman: This is ridiculous.

    Me: If it makes you feel any better, I'm 19 and I just bought a doll for myself.

    All the other CMs: Yeah, you're never too old for Disney.

    And the random guy in line with an entire Vinylmation box: To be honest, these are for me.

    What you SHOULD say to people dealing with any of these

    Anxiety: This too shall pass, even if that sounds corny and cliche. Your anxiety will subside, you are not dying, you will not die from this, everything is going to be fine. Keep taking deep breaths, try and stay focused.

    Depression: You are valid and your emotions are valid. You are a good, strong person, even if you don't feel like you are right now. Things DO get better, and I know you can get through this.

    Sexual Orientation: Your body, your life, your bedroom. You choose what you do with it, and I get no say in the matter, because I am not you. I'll respect you no matter what.

    Bipolar: The sun also rises. For all your bad days, weeks, or longer-- you also have good ones just beyond the horizon. You know better than anyone what it means to finally hit those "highs" in your life, and I hope that you just keep growing and strengthening yourself through your treatment to extend those happy moments.

    Self harm: This is your body and I'll never pass judgement over you for the things you choose to do with it. However, you should really consider speaking with a counselor about this. Not because you're "bad", but because I just want you to be safe.

    Eating disorders: It's okay to eat, you have permission. Eating will not make you fat, ugly, or worthless. Eating will make you strong, healthy, and lively. You deserve to eat, you deserve happiness.

    Abuse: What they did was wrong, and you had no consenting part in it. You have no need to feel guilty or shamed, although I understand that may be exactly how you are feeling right now. They're the ones at fault here, and the ball is entirely in your court if you choose to report them for that, which you are rightfully entitled to do.

    Suicide: Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You are valuable and your existence is valuable. There are billions of people on this planet, and even if you think everyone hates you and no one cares, they do and they will. You can find so many friends and loved ones if you just allow yourself the time to look for them. The world turns out to be a beautiful place and you deserve to be alive to see that.

    Sexual assault: What they did was vile and disgusting. Yes, you're now left with this horrible, traumatic event to move on from, but your life is not entirely lost. Recovery is possible, and an unfortunately large number of people have to go through that-- but they make it to the other side. So can you, you can do this. You're not dirty, you're not a "slut" or a "whore", you are a human being whose rights were violated. But you are strong, and I know you can move past this in due time.

    Multiple Personality Disorder: I'll always love you no matter who you are. I only hope the absolute best for you during your recovery and treatment, and maybe one day I'll be so privileged as to love you as one whole.

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The pain of suddenly reliving horrific events is almost unimaginable for me. Please try and remember that although it feels like it's real and it's happening right now, that it's not. You are okay, you are fine, and you are safe. You are in the present here and now, and that past can't manifest itself again to come and physically hurt you. Everything is just fine, these feelings will pass and you're going to be okay.

    Schizophrenia: I am real and I can promise you that. I care. Try and find something grounding for you, an object that you can cling to to help you distinguish between whether or not you're hallucinating. You are not a freak, you are not a monster. You're a human being with rights and emotions who happens to be ill right now.