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12/08/2012 10:44 am ET

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

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Remember your 16-year-old self, the one who thought finding the right prom date and getting an A in geometry were crucial to existence itself? Or what about your early 20s self, who, holed up in a tiny apartment and slaving away at an entry level job, suspected that it would be that way forever? Ever wish you could go back and comfort her? Give her some perspective, help her avoid the mistakes you now regret, somehow assure her that she would be okay?

We recently asked our community the question, "If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would that be?" on Facebook and Twitter. We got over a hundred responses, ranging from relationships and careers to body image and confidence. Many of you knew the exact message you wanted to send your younger self -- regardless of whether or not you would have listened.

Below are our favorite 25 responses.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would that be? Please tell us on Facebook or Twitter or write it in the comments below.

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