Sunday, March 14, 2010

What Would You Say in 15 Seconds?

Question: If you could call up the 16 year old version of yourself, but you were only allowed to talk to him for 15 seconds and nothing more, what would you say?

My friend sent me this question and then sent me some of the responses when he asked others. It's amazing the difference between how girls and boys respond. Of course, I came up with 4 responses myself.

Your job:
Post your own answer as a comment below!

Here are some samples from people who were asked this question last Sunday.

1) Girl - Don't get involved in all the high school drama. Just have fun and enjoy yourself and don't get stressed out.
2) Boy - Assassinate Supreme Court Justices during Clinton's administration so Bush doesn't win the White House and the whole world doesn't explode after 8 years of no leadership.
3) Girl - Don't let "Him" get away.
4) Boy - Take sports more seriously. You're going to grow another foot and if you try hard you could make it!
5) Girl - Don't do that. Just don't.
6) Boy - Invest in Google and create Facebook
7) Girl - Try to figure out what you want to do in college with your life. Don't leave it until you are 26.
8) Boy - Go to a college with great weather. You have the rest of your life to live on the east coast and hate winter.
9) Girl - Play basketball - It may help you get into a better college and get a scholarship.
10) Boy - Short all the banks and significantly in late 2007.

Obviously... The men recommend to their younger selves how to succeed materially, while the women focus on social issues and successfully navigating those issues (except the girl with 3 brothers).

13 comments:

Teek said...

i think this is a brilliant question. i wish i was smart enough to suggest it.

Anonymous said...

#8 made me laugh

Anonymous said...

Have sex with more ugly girls. A)They need love too. B) You end up waiting way too long. C) They are probably cleaner.

Anonymous said...

Don't be led on or lead people on. Be blunt when necessary. It's harder in the short term but better in the long term.

I acutally voted for "Don't let 'him' get away" though I'm a buy and obv meant her. Obv I'm a girls kinda guy...

Anonymous said...

Enjoy each day, don't let the small stuff get to you. Try to do something meaningful on occassion, something that has a positive impact on one or more people. Time moves fast, before you know it you are 63 1/2 (yesterday).

Anonymous said...

that guy you’re dating? Dump him. Stand up for yourself! He’s so not worth it!

Anonymous said...

Worry less about what other people are thinking about you. They’re going to be far more insignificant in the future and in your life than you can ever imagine. Oh, and nice people can finish first.

Anonymous said...

sleep with fewer people

kjoconnor1 said...

I like the "google/facebook" one. Although, would a 16 year old me believe that I was really getting a phone call from the me of the today??

Samantha Rose said...

Great post :)

Lauren said...

ditto. and thanks for keeping it anonymous ;)

Anonymous said...

Don't sleep with every guy that you date. A lot of them aren't worth giving it up to and later on in life you will regret getting to a certain number.

Ariel said...

Getting in shape is easier than you think. Just stop playing video games.