Life is a bucketful of experiences, some good and some not so good. We get wiser as we grow older and often regret the choices that we made as our young naive selves. In retrospect, we wonder if changing a few things could have made our lives different.

So if you had a chance, what would you tell your younger self? Here is what I would:

1. Board exam results don't matter so much.

First division or second, it is not the end of the world.

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2.  You will get over that heartbreak.

Because time heals all wounds.

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3. Speak up against bullying. Don't stay mum.

Even if it is not happening to you.

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4. Spend more time with your grandparents and parents. They won't be around forever.

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5. Don't buy that super expensive ride. Invest that money instead.

Trust me, you are going to regret it later.

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6. Go with your gut feeling.

Your intuition is almost, always right. Listen to it.

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7. BFFs aren't actually forever, but it's okay. Choose quality over quantity.

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8. Don't try to fit in. When you grow up, you'll know how important standing out is.

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9. Read. Go out. Explore. Don't just sit on that laptop. You'll be paid to do that for the rest of your life anyway.

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10. Learn to cook. It will do you good.

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11. Don't give in to peer pressure.

Let your friends drink and smoke. Don't do it if you don't want to.

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12. It's worth waiting for the right person.

He/she will walk into your life one day and it'll be exactly like you always wanted it to be. Till then, it is okay to wait.

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13. You don't have to be better than Sharma ji's son.

Be yourself! Don't give a damn about Sharma's son/daughter.

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14. Grab every opportunity to travel.

If you don't, this is something that you will definitely regret.

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15. Don't hesitate to question the status quo.

Ask. Question. Speak up.

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16. Your problems are nothing compared to that of others. Relax. You'll do just fine.

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17. Take that hobby seriously. You never know when it becomes your profession.

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18. Get off your lazy ass and exercise!

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19. Don't be so quick to grow up!

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20. Be a little easy on yourself and have fun!

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I wish I knew these things when I was a kid, but it's still not too late. Let's keep these things in mind now or else, 10 years from now, we'll wish that we knew them a decade ago!