What advice would you give your younger self if you had the chance?

This Is Local London: Would work hard at school be the advice you would give your younger self if you could? Would work hard at school be the advice you would give your younger self if you could?

Regrets, have you had a few? If you had the chance to tell your younger self something, what would you say?

Legal & General has carried out a survey and found 21 per cent of people in the south east wish they’d been braver when they were young or done things that made them feel happy.

Meanwhile, 17 per cent of those surveyed would tell their younger self to work harder at school and 16 per cent wish they could tell their younger self to take better care of their finances or save more.

Sixteen per cent would also say “don’t smoke”, 10 per cent would say look after your health, a further seven per cent would say spend more time with loved ones and four per cent would recommend paying more attention to parents’ advice.

Data also shows that 62 per cent of people in the south east would take an opportunity to re-live a previous time in their lives, and 29 per cent think they were happiest between the age of 21 and 30 years.

If you could somehow give your younger self some advice to prepare, well, you for the life yet to come what would it be? Add your comments below.

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8:18am Tue 18 Mar 14

PaulErith says...

Don't support Charlton - It's depressing! :)
Don't support Charlton - It's depressing! :) PaulErith
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9:18am Tue 18 Mar 14

highway warrior says...

buy shares in Apple and future technology, save more money, work harder and be less hot headed at school.
buy shares in Apple and future technology, save more money, work harder and be less hot headed at school. highway warrior
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10:43am Tue 18 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

My mind wanders back to this very old man where I worked as a spotty 'erbert years and years ago and he told me, " don't ever get married boi cause all you do is end up keeping another mans daughter in luxury for the rest of ya natural."

On that note I must go as Mrs G has found me another little earner, char ching ! £££$$$
My mind wanders back to this very old man where I worked as a spotty 'erbert years and years ago and he told me, " don't ever get married boi cause all you do is end up keeping another mans daughter in luxury for the rest of ya natural." On that note I must go as Mrs G has found me another little earner, char ching ! £££$$$ Gypo.Joe
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11:46am Tue 18 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

If I could turn back time I wish I had stuck to my aspirations at school and not have been side tracked by some wasters known to me at the time, all of which was out of my control. Who knows, I might have been a multi millionaire now! Also, I would have had the hindsight to have moved well away from London and suburbs many moons ago. I have come to realise at my age that country life suits me more although when younger I always vowed that I would never ever want to leave London! How your views change as you get older!
If I could turn back time I wish I had stuck to my aspirations at school and not have been side tracked by some wasters known to me at the time, all of which was out of my control. Who knows, I might have been a multi millionaire now! Also, I would have had the hindsight to have moved well away from London and suburbs many moons ago. I have come to realise at my age that country life suits me more although when younger I always vowed that I would never ever want to leave London! How your views change as you get older! sarfflondonbird
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