A Teenager receiving letter from his Future Self.

It’s just a simple heart to heart talk to let you know that life is nothing but a mixed bag of opportunities. It’s up to you how you make use of it.

Don’t kill yourself studying too hard. Once you step into real world you will soon realize that the significance attached to a piece of educational certificate is highly overrated. So don’t get into the trap of running after the grades only. Make loads of friends, start a movie club, explore theater, pursue an interesting hobby. Because, believe me, the wide spectrum of emotions that you will get to experience doing these so called extracurricular activities is something that you are never going to experience again in your life.

This entire business of being a responsible student at times can become quite unbearable. Still, Please take out some time out of your busy schedule to explore new things. The personalized experiences gained through self exploration is something that separates boys from men. Once you are into this unforgiving world of grownups your long list of responsibilities will also keep growing with you. So, it’s better if you could make the most of this opportunity, while you are free from any significant responsibilities.

The real world of grownups is highly overrated; so please don’t be in a hurry to make an early inroads into this unknown territory. Because, believe it or not one of the most cherished dream of every grownup person is to get an opportunity to relive his childhood again.

At times your school hours may feel like a never ending prison sentence, but mind you most of your core values often get crystallized by the time you leave your school. The sad part is you got no choice but to live with them for the rest of your life. So please be very mindful of all those core values that you choose to entertain.

Please do keep this in mind that the world in which you are growing wants to standardize everything for its operational efficiency. However there is absolutely no compulsion on your part to comply and confirm to its standardized norms. As long as you have clarity in your passion, and passionate about your vision, you can very well afford to resist the temptation of being part of an overcrowded work force.

Do you even know that by the time you are 18, you might have already spent more than 80% of your allotted time with your parents. Once you are sucked into this real world you would hardly be left with less than 20% time to spend with them. Once you grow up, they would always be there for you, but the irony is you would find yourself missing from the scenes quite frequently. So please make the most of your time by creating memorable moments, while you are with your parents.

Love you

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Piyush Kamal🎖

Piyush Kamal🎖


Published Author Who Loves to Play at the Intersection of Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, & Philosophy — Sharing the Slice of Wisdom Not on Paper but Screen