If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it be?

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A three-sentence message. And nothing about Microsoft stock either, a PERSONAL message.

Mine would be:

1) The reason you're different, odd, weird, and peculiar is that you're smarter than exactly 99.7% of the people in the world.

2) Don't pay any attention to mom; she's crazy.

3) Sex isn't "animalistic"; it's happy and good and wonderful.

-- faye kane, homeless brain
 
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Don't forget to pick up some milk at the shops.
 
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Try out for drama club. I know there are only girls in drama club, but trust me, you will look back and kick yourself for not seeing that as an opportunity.


Oh and, no matter what, skip phys ed on Wednesday, November 13, 1974!
 
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Inform USA right away about something terrible is coming their way!

And seriously, never buy stocks in 2008.

+ various fun-facts to impress your friends with
 
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Pick these lottery numbers for this lottery on this day.

retire @ 15
 
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1) Take all the math and physics classes you can.

2) Buy a telescope instead of an Atari 2600.

3) Lock the bathroom door!
 
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1.Unless you change your ways you will end up as a loathsome buffoon,an intolerable rascal,a contemptible,selfish, unfeeling dog,a dunghill..........................
2.Oh, so you didn't change your ways then?
 
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1) When mom asks, "If all of your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?", don't be a smart ***! Yes, that seems like a truly stupid question where she's posed a scenario that would never, ever happen in real life, but one day ........ at the end of a rafting trip, you'll be standing towards the end of a line of a bunch of idiots, waiting to jump off a 30 foot cliff into the river thinking, "Why didn't I use a life line for that question?! I should have dialed a friend!!"

2) Three in Roman numerals can be written as IIV and eight can be written as IIX. Knowing that makes it so much easier to do squares and square roots in your head.

3) Do NOT let your little sister lend out the "M" encyclopedia. You don't know her friend yet, and it's no skin off of your sister's nose, but lending out that encyclopedia is going to ruin the life of two of her brothers. One will go through school never being able to do reports on any state that starts with "M", never learn about Molybdenum, never learn about the Michelson-Morley experiment, and never learn how to build a meth lab. The other will have to marry the friend in order to retrieve and return the encyclopedia to its rightful place in our bookcase.
 
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Don't ever go around saying you want to die young and childless.
 
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1. When your best friend's mom, a hairdresser with only old-lady customers, offers to give you a new haircut, DON'T let her! The consequences will be emblazoned in school yearbook photos for all eternity!

2. Don't bother trying so hard in gym class; your knees will thank you later.

3. Don't worry about being a bit pudgy in high school...THAT type of baby fat goes away and turns into curves, the skinny ones ballooned out and never lost the other kind of baby fat after the first pregnancy.
 
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1. Do exactly what you have been doing.

2. Don't drive into people ....

3. Hey you moron, remember that girl from history class? yes, yes her. well guess what? she is really intoooo yoouuuu. :wink:
 
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Don't buy betamax
 
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BobG
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Don't buy betamax
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Figures the person that would post this would be the same person that didn't understand the instructions.

Do you own a Mac?
 
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Even though you can successfully sleep through all your classes, you will regret it later.

Really make the best of that wonderful intellectual resource that is your grandmother (resources don't last forever).

It's just scotopic sensitivity (documented since the 5th grade but nobody told you); pick up some books with unbleached paper and discover your love of reading again.
 
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1) Take all A.P. classes, and if you try you can get into Harvard.

2) That girl you like in Latin is asexual(.2% of the population with no sex drive.), so don't even waste your time.

3) Your family is dysfunctional, just ignore them and try to get into a good college and good job.
 
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Go buy that PS3.

Don't pour water on your computer just to see what happens.

That argon is cheap and you can make plenty of sodium with it. Buy it!
 
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Don't pour water on your computer just to see what happens.
Just on the keyboard or onto the computer, itself.

A keyboard should definitely be able to withstand water, coke, coffee, and/or spaghetti sauce being spilled on it. Of course, you do have to take the keyboard apart and dry it if you want to start reusing it right away (and I think wiping the crud off would be mandatory, anyway).

Since a popular location for computers is below the desk, the computer itself should be able to withstand having liquids spilled on it. Granted, part of that protection could be no vents in the top of the case and side vents angled outward to prevent liquids from actually entering the case.

Doing something to intentionally bypass the safeguards, such turning your computer on its side and pouring water into the vents could be a bad idea, but every well desig
 
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1) Buy that '59 Strat as soon as it is offered to you for $100.
2) Don't let someone else buy it, then sell it to you for $150 as soon as you smarten up and "need" the Strat.
3) If you finally figured out #2 after ignoring #1, DO NOT trade that guitar for that black Les Paul Custom, even with a $300 kicker. You will regret it for the rest of your life - especially when you see '59 Strats trading at $40K+ (Dumbass!)
 
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Hi Jason Rox,

I was going to send you a helpful message that can help you in the future, but then I realized that you wouldn't take the advice anyways cause you "already" know best at 14. So forget it.

Bye,

Jason Rox
 
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Hi Jason Rox,

I was going to send you a helpful message that can help you in the future, but then I realized that you wouldn't take the advice anyways cause you "already" know best at 14. So forget it.

Bye,

Jason Rox
Good one!
 
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1) Don't skip class...
2) Do your damn assignments.
3) Don't get drunk in library during school.
 
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1)Try harder in school! I know homework sucks and you feel like you shouldn't have to do it because you understand the material, but it's important damnit!

2)Don't waste so much time on that girl. It turns out bad anyway.

3)Since I know you're going to ignore #2 anyway, don't waste so much time being heartbroken when you break up. 3 years after you graduate you'll meet your soul mate, and trust me she's perfect. So all will end well. (Just remember to let her know that you will be there if she decides to break up with him! Things will go much smoother)

4)Stop being so depressed. You're smart, you're funny, and you've got a good head on your shoulders. You've got nothing to be depressed about, and all you do is bring everyone else down with you. Cheer up!

5) Oct. 3, 2006, don't drink so much Jager. Trust me on this one.
 
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Hi Jason Rox,

I was going to send you a helpful message that can help you in the future, but then I realized that you wouldn't take the advice anyways cause you "already" know best at 14. So forget it.

Bye,

Jason Rox
Haha nice! And a good point.
 
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1) Buy that '59 Strat as soon as it is offered to you for $100.
2) Don't let someone else buy it, then sell it to you for $150 as soon as you smarten up and "need" the Strat.
3) If you finally figured out #2 after ignoring #1, DO NOT trade that guitar for that black Les Paul Custom, even with a $300 kicker. You will regret it for the rest of your life - especially when you see '59 Strats trading at $40K+ (Dumbass!)
Oh man that sucks.. I'd be kicking myself in the *** for that one too...
 

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