Wisdom comes with age. So sometimes looking back at your past decisions, especially mistakes, can be really hard. Despite the fact that we can't change the past, the future is still in our hands. When trying to figure out what we want this future to look like it helps to seek advice from the elder generation.


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Writer and university professor Nyasha Junior turned to Twitter to ask women in their 40's what advice they would give to their 20-something selves. The number of responses she received was overwhelming and all of them served an important purpose. The advice all these women gave not only allowed them to reflect on their own lives, but also gave young women the opportunity to learn some important life lessons. Scroll below to read some of these tweets and don't forget to leave your own in the comments! (Facebook cover image: Michael Gabelmann)

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Milena Matic 2 weeks ago

This needs more up-votes!

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Norma 2 weeks ago

Jaw-droppingly correct.

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RJ 2 weeks ago

Go where you're celebrated. Not where you're tolerated.

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Katie Fossee 2 weeks ago

Can I get an AMEN!

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Kelly Horrigan 2 weeks ago

My Favorite :)

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Norma 2 weeks ago

Truth!

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Asia 2 weeks ago

Yup

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Norma 2 weeks ago

Covers a lot of ground in a few sentences.

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Corine Nugteren 2 weeks ago

Be naked as much as you like at any age.

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sh 2 weeks ago

The opposite is also true, your feelings aren't everyone else's problem.

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