This is the 171st #WILTW
Radio 4 Women’s hour ran a show recently on what you would tell your younger self.
Thanks to Nish Manek for tagging me into the thread. My initial response avoided the question.
Will mull over but first reaction is: What advice should I take from my younger self?
Certainly I'd be told to think less & #JFDI more!
— Damian Roland (@Damian_Roland) August 23, 2017
But it was a very honest response. My younger self would be appalled at how boring I have become!
I am pretty sure my younger self wouldn’t really listen to what my older self had to say. I remember all the life advice I was given by the regulars in the pub I worked in during my gap year. It all seemed a little irrelevant at the time but actually some of it would have been very helpful to follow!
What would I (try and) say:
- Don’t be the person you think other people want you to be. Facades can be maintained, but only for so long. You have to learn to accept yourself for who you actually are.
- Be loyal to those who are loyal to you. The strength of some friendships is inversely proportional to the amount of time you actually see each other.
- Life does not go according to plan. You will make mistakes and you will have regrets. The biggest cliche, and hardest truth of life, is that you will rise and fall in your response to these events rather than the events themselves.
What have you learnt this week? #WILTW