What’s Your Advice for Young People?

I love the answers I get when I ask people, “If you could go back in time and do it all again, would you?”

Almost without fail, the answer I get is, “If I knew what I know now, and I get to take my ‘now’ brain back to my 20 year old body, then yes.”

We almost unfailingly don’t want to go back to our youth. So what is it about aging that we love? And what, in retrospect, do we feel we could have improved when we were young?

This is the question I’m posing this week. If we can each give young people advice about getting older, what is it? What wisdom can we share that we wish we would have known then?

We may have crested mid life, but the lesson we can get out of this is that even now we don’t know what we don’t know. But there are people who do know, and can help us live our best lives, every step of the way!

I’ll leave you with this: If you were to ask this same question to someone who is 30 years older than you, would you be able to take their advice about the age you are right now?!

Happy thinking!

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