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43 Y.O. Twitter User Says “You Can Learn From My Mistakes” And Offers 10 Pieces Of Advice That Might Be Useful For Youngsters
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43 Y.O. Twitter User Says “You Can Learn From My Mistakes” And Offers 10 Pieces Of Advice That Might Be Useful For Youngsters

Life is an incredibly odd thing that nobody knows how to handle; just think about it, we get one single chance, yet everybody still expects us to nail it on our first try. It’s a hugely rare occurrence to be able to grasp something new the first time you try it, so why is everyone around us so tense about getting things right?

It’s okay to make mistakes – moreover, it’s essential. We’re not some machines that are perfectly programmed to do their thing. Our existence has so much to offer, and we’re meant to learn from it, even if it means failing a couple of times. However, sometimes, we all need a little push that can help us to stick to the right path.

This 43-year-old entrepreneur made a Twitter post revealing a personal collection of life tips he’d like to share with those who are a little over 20. The thread received nearly 68K likes, got 23.2K retweets and a few comments thanking the man for sharing his wisdom online.

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Making mistakes is a part of living – however, a little advice never hurt anybody

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Despite many of us hating the unsolicited advice that we sometimes get, seeking and giving it could greatly affect our lives. Though the ultimate decision making is completely on us, a piece of advice from a wise person could guide you to a better solution and understanding of the situation.

43-year-old Twitter user shares life-changing thoughts dedicated to young people

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The author began his educational thread with an introduction: he’s a 43-year-old male who “used to chase things that didn’t matter”, which is why he decided to share his recently found wisdom with young folks to somewhat encourage them and help them avoid the mistakes he once made.

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Image credits: jspeiser

Image credits: jspeiser

The man started his advice ensemble with “don’t collect things”. In 2020, Elon Musk, a well-known billionaire, declared that he was selling most of his physical belongings, as he was rethinking his attachment to the material world. Speiser used that as an example to share that owning things definitely comes at a price. He then explains it by saying that our possessions weigh us down both physically and mentally and that they harm our quality of life.

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The next piece of advice was to “spend money on experiences”. The majority of us are aware of how money-driven our society is and Joe actually mentioned a very thought-provoking thing: he said that in a few years’ time you won’t remember what phone you owned; however, you will cherish your experiences forever. The man encourages everyone to forget about the materialistic and overpriced things and spend the money on experiences instead.

Another possibly life-changing thought was based on reminding oneself that death is inevitable. Speiser mentioned that Steve Jobs once said that mortality was the greatest tool that helped him make big choices in life. The author then shared that remembering that one day you’ll indeed pass away is a refreshing way of filtering out insignificant things in life.

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Image credits: jspeiser

Image credits: jspeiser

Advice number 4 suggests “chasing fulfillment, not success”. The 43-year-old says a very powerful thing – there’s no bigger failure than a successful person who’s not happy. Many folks put their well-being aside and run after success instead, yet you’ll never be able to truly achieve things without being content with yourself.

The next equally important opinion recommends that young folks follow their dreams. Although the man admits that this particular bit is a famous cliché, he reveals that doing what you truly want is one of the most powerful forces in life. Our existence is incredibly short and taking risks is an absolute must that’ll allow people to experience life to its fullest.

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Image credits: jspeiser

Image credits: jspeiser

Joe Speiser also encourages people to spend time with their loved ones. He says that if you’re 20-something, that means you’ve already spent most of the time that you’ll ever spend with your family. On top of that, the man suggests not waiting; again, our lives are way too short and you might never find the right time to do something, so don’t wait up and do it now.

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His 9th piece of advice suggests eating healthy. Our bodies are just as important as our minds, so with all the processed foods around, it’s good to be aware of the things that we put into our bodies; eating healthy will let you stay energized and might even boost your immune system. Joe also mentions that folks should avoid rushing things. He says that hurrying prevents us from doing our best and creates a void that can’t be filled. The man motivates people to take one step at a time and enjoy each one thoroughly.

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Image credits: jspeiser

Image credits: jspeiser

Last but certainly not least – don’t regret things. A crucial piece of advice that is applicable to every single person that’s walking on this planet. Regret does horrible things to our brains and holds us back from enjoying our lives. The author of the thread suggests not regretting any of your past events, as every new week is like an empty page that you can write a new story on.

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Not A Panda
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2 months ago

Oh look, a list of condescending tripe. And really, putting Elon Musk up as the shining beacon of non-posession? How far removed from reality is this OP?????

goldmanmelissa
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1 month ago

This is what turned me off from the very beginning… something pithy and wonderful may have followed, but I’ll never know! (Oh, I’m 54, and I collect lots of s**t. My dad just died at 86, and I inherited his PEZ collection. It gave him great joy for many years.)

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Ace
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2 months ago

"Financially, possessions weigh us down in the form of debt..." What nonsense. You don't really believe Elon Musk was having problems with debt, do you? Chasing/buying things that you can't afford and need to go into debt for is another matter entirely, but if you can afford them, sure, nothing wrong with striving for things you want.

APL
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2 months ago

#2 Young people are spending their money on rent and food, you baffled twat

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Not A Panda
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2 months ago

Oh look, a list of condescending tripe. And really, putting Elon Musk up as the shining beacon of non-posession? How far removed from reality is this OP?????

goldmanmelissa
Community Member
1 month ago

This is what turned me off from the very beginning… something pithy and wonderful may have followed, but I’ll never know! (Oh, I’m 54, and I collect lots of s**t. My dad just died at 86, and I inherited his PEZ collection. It gave him great joy for many years.)

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Ace
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2 months ago

"Financially, possessions weigh us down in the form of debt..." What nonsense. You don't really believe Elon Musk was having problems with debt, do you? Chasing/buying things that you can't afford and need to go into debt for is another matter entirely, but if you can afford them, sure, nothing wrong with striving for things you want.

APL
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2 months ago

#2 Young people are spending their money on rent and food, you baffled twat

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