Dear 15 year old “ME”

I am a fan of trends and I find references to letters or pieces of advices to your younger or older selves, most notably Marshall’s letters in How I Met Your Mother for his future self if we consider the recent past. We certainly feel how stupid or immature we were five years before during this transitional period of changing from an adolescent to a full grown young adult. There are certainly some things I wish I knew when I was 15 years old. So a letter to my 15 year old self to revisit the lanes of the forgotten memories and we go by the stupid street too.
Dear 15 year old Ankush,
Hey buddy, how have you been? I have been thinking of writing to you. So how goes school? Well, I am writing to you to give you some food for thought and some guidelines to make you appear a little more mature than you really think you are:

  • First of all, be who you are, changing for someone else is not doing you any favour.
  • “Wrtng lyk dis” sucks, it’s stupid. You’ll hate yourselves in the years to come for writing like that.
  • Being cool is overrated.
  • Over thinking isn’t good.
  • There are better writers in this world than Chetan Bhagat and Durjoy Dutta.(you’re going to thank me for this)
  • People change and so does relationships.
  • Time heals everything.
  • You think school sucks, don’t you? You’re going to miss all your classmates and those moments of joy experienced in school.
  • Enjoy your teenage days, make some mistakes and experience foolishness first hand.
  • Too choosy and picky about your food? You’ll sleep with a hungry stomach craving for your mom’s bitter gourd.
  • Pizzas are God’s way of speaking to us.
  • You don’t have to be right always. Be receptive and tolerant about the opinions of others too, even when they say that “Scarlett Johansson is not the most beautiful actress”.
  • Take some risks as they help us grow.
  • True love exists and it happens at first sight too. Sometimes all it takes is just one simple nutmeg to woo you away and knock you off your smelly shoes.
  • Your mom loves you more than anyone else in this entire world; so be thoughtful and don’t resent her or her methods.
  • This is just a peek into the future; you’ll get a girlfriend in the future, a pretty amazing one too.
  • Be thankful for what you have and enjoy your life. After all, you get to be 15 for only 365 days in your lifetime.

Hasta La Vista, like the terminator told you.


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