I Say: If I could go back in time, I'd tell my younger self ...

I Say: If I could go back in time, I'd tell my younger self ...

Each week we’ll choose readers’ responses to share. This week we want to know

The winning ticket

I would tell myself the winning Mark Six numbers. That way, I would be able to buy whatever I want. I want to travel around the world and go to all the countries that I can’t right now. I would learn more about the world and be able to help people better.

Chloe Li, 14, King Ling College

Stop and think

I would tell myself to think more before I make decisions. I am impulsive and I don’t always think before I do things. By the time I do, it’s too late. I would try to stop this from happening by going back to a younger me and giving them this advice. 

Clarence Li, 12, Carmel Pak U Secondary School

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Enjoy life

I would tell my past self to enjoy her holiday. I love to swim. Even when I have homework, I always make time for swimming. When I am on holiday, all I do is swim, eat, sleep, and homework sometimes. Other people get to go abroad when they are off from school, but I don’t. Still, if I could, I would tell the younger me to enjoy my time off and swim more. 

Kitty Ku Wai-yee, 12, Pope Paul VI College

Stay on top of things

I would tell myself, “Work hard in music class, and make sure your body is healthy.” Right now, I’m preparing for a gala, in which I’m one of the choir members. I wish I had practised harder at the violin, though. I really regret not doing that in the past, because I was told there was no room for me to play the violin at the gala. I should also have watched what I ate before I went into secondary school, too.

Jacky Chan Wai-chung, 14, King Ling College

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Watch your mouth

I am very outgoing. I always talk to other people, even if they don’t want me to. As a result, some people don’t like me or are annoyed by me. If I could advise my past self on one thing, I would tell her to think about how others might feel about my talking to them, before I do it. 

Joy Ho Tin-yuet, 12, PLK Ma Kam Ming College

Take it easy

“Let it go and relax.” I used to be super stressed out and negative because I wanted good grades. My goals made me work hard, but my stress meant I wouldn’t really sleep at night which would affect my performance during exams. I believe if I was able to relax, maybe if I listened to music, I would have been able to chill out a bit and would have performed better in exams.

Teresa Kwok, 14, South Island School

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Give it your all

If I could go back in time,  I would tell the younger me to be more hard-working. I want to go to the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lots of other people want to go to this university, too, so I need to be better than them. Even if I wasn’t able to get in, if I try my best then I won’t feel like I have failed. 

Charles Law Chau-wa, 12, STFA Tam  Pak Yu College


Next week's question:

If I could speak at the United Nations about climate change, I would tell the world leaders ...

To take part, send your answers to yp@scmp.com. Include your full name, class, school and age. Then check next week’s paper to see if your answer is featured!

Edited by Ginny Wong

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
What piece of advice would you give to yourself if you could go back in time?

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