• Question: if you were a child again what would you say to yourself

    Asked by megagirl2015 on 7 Jan 2015. This question was also asked by thepheonix.
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      Fiona Dickinson answered on 7 Jan 2015:

      I would tell myself that life is going to be amazing, that I will be able to connect to the internet without it having to make that funny nose, infact when I was a child the internet wasn’t even in people’s homes so I would say there is this amazing thing which will connect you to the world and people who share your interests.

      I’d say Star Wars Episode 1 is only going to be OK, so don’t get your hopes up too much, and I’d say The Lord of the Rings films will be amazing don’t worry.

      I’d also say, life after school is very very different, and that I doesn’t matter if your life isn’t perfect now, because it will be perfect when you grow up. I will say university is amazing, and you will love the job you do. I’d tell myself not to be so shy, other people are nervous and have doubt too.

      I’d also tell myself that one day, in the dim and distant future, there will be a point where I have to decide what I want to do with my life, but it doesn’t matter what I choose, because whatever it is everything will be awesome.

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      Wallace Viguier answered on 7 Jan 2015:


      This is a very good question. I would mostly probably tell myself “go for it!”
      I have always bit a bit shy and sometines I did not do things by fear of being seing as ‘ not cool’. With the experience I can tell you that the so called ‘cool’ people are ususally the one that just follow their dreams until they attain them.

      I guess with the years I realised than one can do so much more than simply ‘work hard, get a good job, buy a big house.’ And this is especially true with domain like engineering when the creator is you 🙂

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      Steve Cox answered on 7 Jan 2015:

      Wow – that’s quite a challenging question!

      I think I would say “believe in yourself more”. I think I often know the right answer and the right way to do things, but then allowed other people to take over because I didn’t really believe in myself.

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      Andy Hearn answered on 7 Jan 2015:

      That question has gotten me thinking. Excellent stuff.

      If I were to give a philosophical answer, I am what I am today because I didn’t tell my younger self anything 😮

      Apart from that, I think I’d tell him to go for quality over quantity, and to stick with a handful of sports rather than wanting to try and do everything in a short amount of time.

      … and perhaps to save up a tad better during my teenage years 🙂

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      Sarah Wiseman answered on 12 Jan 2015:

      I think I would tell myself to keep exploring and finding things out, and not to worry what anyone else thinks! As a child, I think I remember it seeming like there was only one right way to do things, but I now know that just isn’t true! With that in mind I think I might have been a bit more creative with the things I made and the paths I took.