If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your 20 year old bordering 21 self?

Ott responded on 01/18/2017

If you find somebody attractive just tell them. Nobody minds being told they're beautiful, as long as you're not creepy about it.

Don't waste your time trying to make art which 'fits in'. It is pointless and dispiriting.

Cocaine makes people really boring. If you *must* take it, resist the subsequent temptation to talk about yourself for fifteen minutes without taking a breath.

Don't be fooled by people who try to appear 'spiritual' and 'enlightened'. They probably aren't.

Start planning for your old age now, by going out and *living*, having experiences and building memories which will sustain you when you find yourself much nearer the end of your life than the beginning.

Avoid tobacco, alcohol, religion and politics. They all just serve to keep you distracted from what is real.

Getting fired from a job you hate is *always* a good thing.

Cars ruin everything, but slightly less so when driven slowly.

Never buy a TV from a man in the street who is out of breath.

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