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Roundtable Discussion | Advice for Your 21-Year-Old Self

Roundtable Discussion | Advice for Your 21-Year-Old Self

Ever wish you could pull a Back to the Future move and tell your 21-year-old self a few things? We asked the PorchDrinking staff to tell us what advice they would give a younger version of themselves. The answers ranged from words of wisdom to a specific day in time that they may want to avoid.

Christopher Day

“You’ll never be able to convince somebody to like something you like by insulting what they like.”

Kate Stark

There is never just one path to your goals.

Sarah Hargis

Don’t ever try Goldschlagger. Never ever.

Carly Mento

Live in the moment, without the fear of making mistakes.

Samuel Pike

don’t be afraid to be creative

Lauren Hoff

“Hey girl, You’re pretty awesome”

Marie DeAeth

There’s gonna be a moment at a bar in Hong Kong when you’re gonna think it’s a good idea to order the nachos. Don’t do it. Just don’t do it.

Kathleen Morton

Don’t drink that natti and keystone light stuff. You’re better than that.

Tristan Chan

Marie DeAeth, that is amazing bahahaha

Cory Pelc

The 80/20 rule. This is one of the best ways to make better use of your time. The 80/20 rule – also known as The Pareto Principle – basically says that 80 percent of the value you will receive will come from 20 percent of your activities. So a lot of what you do is probably not as useful or even necessary to do as you may think. You can just drop – or vastly decrease the time you spend on – a whole bunch of things. And if you do that you will have more time and energy to spend on those things that really brings your value, happiness, fulfillment and so on.

Caitlin Van Mol

‘Frozen’ doesn’t mean ‘forever’ (talking about frozen cod, not the movie). Also- you take your coffee with milk and two sugars. You can stop drinking lattes now. Finally, don’t let that one incident with Franzia ruin you- wine is your best friend now so just get on board.

Philip Joyce

Ask questions and take a lot of notes. Learning never ends!

Tristan Chan

Caitlin Van Mol, you meant to say beer right?

Niel Stender

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde was clearly a smart dude.

Laura Nicole

Live in the moment!

Danny King

Leave that lawn mower advertising poster alone. Its not worth going to jail for.

Kyle Buchanan

Take advantage of any traveling possibility and simply enjoy each and ever day!

Spencer Mapes

Don’t ever let a cat in your car or around any of your personal possessions, especially your bed. Just keep those animals from hell as far away from you as possible.

Lindsay Krumel

Get an internship!

Colin Clancy

You will have to pay back those student loans, you idiot.

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