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Old 08-24-2014, 08:30 AM   #51 (permalink)
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If I had told myself at 18 what I had needed to hear, 18 year old me would have kicked my ***...
LOL - you know 36 year old me would eventually strangle 18 year old me for being an egocentric narcissistic jerk. I'm not certain how anyone put up with me. I did not know nearly as much as I thought I knew then - I worry that is likely still the case. Am I a jerk now? Sometimes - more than I would like. Was I a jerk then? 99% of the time.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:38 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Don't hestiate now; if you do there will just be too much of a mess for 22 year-old through 28 year-old us to clean up despite over a decade of effort.

Take the MCAT even though she wants to go to law school and the LSAT is easy.

And buy AAPL and gold.
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Air Power Vector... a MAN's gun....... A gun with a report loud enough that lesser players will pee themselves in fright at the massive concussion wave emmited by the stout thick walled barrel of DOOM. A paintball gun fit for Arnold in the original Terminator movie. A gun that'll pump up those pect's of yours to where women will swoon at the raw muscles you'll soon have.

Air Power Vector, for the man that has climbed to the peak and wants to look down on the beaten and defeated opponents left in his wake.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:27 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I did not know nearly as much as I thought I knew then - I worry that is likely still the case. Am I a jerk now? Sometimes - more than I would like. Was I a jerk then? 99% of the time.
I often have this exact thought.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:48 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:55 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:56 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:36 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:58 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Keep the farm with your brother and don't sell it.

In my case take over the family business and sell it off.

And stop blazing. Sure it'll give you lots of great stories, but you'll get so much more done when you stop.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:05 PM   #59 (permalink)
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One advise i can give: Listen to older people! Did not want to then, so i screwed up!

- Smoking pot
- Harcore rave parties + XTC and other substances (remember, it was the 90's)
- Wrong friends

Well considering i have basicly FUBAR-ed my education i did ok... Woke up on time, got some great help from real friends, and picked up the pieces. Some of my dope friends at the time were less lucky...

So listen to people when they think your life is getting out of control.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:23 PM   #60 (permalink)
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After some more thought:

You know all those people you are smarter than. Its a gift. It means nothing if they put in 100% effort and you put in 20%. You have been given major advantages with how you think, your memory, and by your parents. Your mind is not going to last forever at the level it is now and the decline is going to be rocky. Use it and put in a little more effort. See a psychologist and have open and honest discussions - they are far easier now than they will be later and your later plans are not good. And your a conceited arrogant jerk still.

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