50 Meaningful Pieces Of Advice From Adults Who Were Depressed As Teenagers

50 Meaningful Pieces Of Advice From Adults Who Were Depressed As Teenagers

These adults from Ask Reddit share what they would tell the younger versions of themselves as they struggled with depression.

18. Extreme emotion is a part of life. Knowing your limits is important, but trying to push beyond is just as important. You have food allergies. Life is not going to happen to you. Life is rather like a puzzle piece. You’re not sure what the image looks like, but time forces you to place pieces as you go. Slowly, slowly, an image will form, and it will be because of all the puzzle pieces that have come before. Try your best to make that puzzle the best puzzle you can. Anxiety is fleeting. Control your emotions, take your lumps when you deserve them, but don’t let that hobble you. This life is about trying your best. You will try. You may not reach as high as others but you must try.

19. I would tell myself that when you hit your mid 20’s you’re going to finally realize that 95% of the shit you allow to bother you doesn’t matter AT ALL. I wish I had this epiphany in high school. Reputation is absolute bullshit. Nobody after high school gives a FUCK, including you. Stop obsessing over things that don’t make you a better person. Don’t smoke cigarettes & WEAR A CONDOM.

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