10 Realistic Things I Wish I Could Tell My 17-Year-Old Self

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1. Life will only keep getting harder, but you will keep getting stronger.

Remember when you had a crisis at 17 and it seemed like such a big deal? At that time, it really was. However, as we get older and experience life more,  we start to have more of an ability to deal with all the random curveballs that life throws at us. We are humans – we adapt and we survive.

2. Value inner beauty, but take care of your health.

Always appreciate people for their kindness, honesty, and loyalty among other good qualities, but also pay attention to what you put in your body. I gained 25-30 kgs (55-65 lbs) in college and never cared until I started to have health issues. (However, I did realize who my true friends were, when I was at my worst). Have a good heart but don’t get too carried away with junk…

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