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Seven Pieces of Advice You Might Have Needed Years Ago

The best advice people can give their younger selves

There's something positive and uplifting about the start of a new year. Especially if the year left behind resembled a scaled-down version of the apocalypse. A new year is an opportunity to revisit our cherished notions of how things "ought" to be in the future.

But when I took a closer look at the word "apocalyptic," I found it stems from the Greek, meaning “unveiling” or "uncover." So while the new year seems like a good time to pause, pull back the veil and ask ourselves where we're going, it's also the perfect time to reflect on where we've been.

As humans, we anchor ourselves in the firm belief that we evolve as we move through life, that we create things from the inside out, so we are forever yearning, growing and changing for the better. Then a year like 2020 smacks us alongside the head, and while we haven't fallen, we're shaky on the uptake and slow to strike out again.

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