What advice would you give someone half your age?
Asked by Josh Board
September 10, 2008
From Pacific Beach (Retired)
I would say live your life right because you’re responsible for your own actions. You can do things the way you want. That’s fine. But you should always keep in mind the responsibility your actions will bring.
From Downtown (Musician)
My advice would be for them not to count on Social Security because it’s not going to be there for them. And, do yourself a favor and upgrade to Facebook because MySpace is for little kids.
From Coronado (Chef)
Stay in school and get an education. You’ll be able to go farther in life. For myself, I wish I would’ve stuck with culinary school instead of hanging out and partying and doing drugs. Everything is so much harder if you don’t get educated. But, you know, hindsight’s always 20/20.
From National City (Longshoreman)
I would say keep the faith and stay strong. Life is a struggle. I’m constantly telling my son, who is 20, to stay focused. I don’t want him getting distracted by nonsense. That would be my best advice for anyone. And to stay safe.
From Boulevard (Dispatch Manager)
I would say the best thing you can do is find a good woman to spend the rest of your life with. Someone who can be your best friend. I’ve been married for 42 years. I’ve been at the same job for 40 years. It makes everything so much more enjoyable.
From San Marcos (Student)
It would be to stay in school. My brother messed up, and he’s paying for it now. He’s 25. If he would’ve gone to college right after high school and not taken any time off, he would be done now. He’s back in school. But some people end up never returning to college, and I’m sure he would’ve preferred being done already.