Dear young me,
Here are some things you should know:
1.) Don’t worry so much about how you look. Don't worry so much about your hair, or the clothes you wear. Trust me, you are beautiful. In 20 years’ time you will look back at photos of how you are now and realize just how wonderful you really looked.
2.) Image really isn't the most important thing. Read as much as you can. Study hard. Develop your mind and your character. The most important people in your life will value these things, not your looks.
3.) Enjoy your body and look after it. It is the most fantastic thing you will ever own, so eat well and get enough exercise. And don't forget to dance. Dance and sing, even if it's only when you are alone in your room.
4.) Look after your friends. Hold onto them and keep them close. But don't hold them too tight; they need their freedom, just as you need yours. Hang out with the best, not just the coolest, and don't hang out with anyone who doesn't understand how wonderful you are.
5.) Get to know your parents. They will be gone from your life sooner than you think. I know you don't like taking advice, but take your mom’s advice. She knows you almost as well as I do. She loves you and wants the best for you.
Be good to others.
Be good to yourself.
Your older self
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