15 things TSR members would tell their pre-GCSE selves

Dear past me...

What would you tell your 15-year-old self if you could go back in time?

Maybe you'd warn them against making a certain decision, but then again mistakes and regrets are opportunities for learning and growing as a person.

Or maybe you'd tell them to study harder, look after themselves or simply continue as they are.

Here's what the TSR community say they'd tell their younger selves...

1. Give this guy a medal

The following week's lottery numbers.

— It's****ingWOODY

2. We didn't pay him to say this

Sign up to TSR.

— ecolier

3. A word of warning

You're about to have the best year of your teenage life, followed by the worst two.

— Tootles

4. Keep calm and carry on

You will be doing great. Learn to chill. Spend money a bit more wisely.

— LoKKeR

5. Good to know

You will live at least a couple more years.

— esrever

6. Do not dwell

If I could, I'd tell my pre-GCSE self not to panic SO much, and that it's not as scary as it's made out to be in general.

I'd also tell her that there's no point in constant dwelling over a supposedly 'bad' exam.

Also, I'd tell her that grade boundaries do not always follow a pattern, it can have drastic changes, so don't lose hope so soon.

— Missradioactive

7. It gets better

I’d tell my younger self to revise properly for GCSEs and try to be a bit more organised.

But I’d also tell her to stop being a perfectionist and beating herself up if things don’t go as well as she wanted them to. I’d tell her to ignore fake friends and to steer clear of drama.

I’d tell her to eat and sleep properly and not obsess over her appearance. 

I’d tell her that it’s not the end of the world that her best friend didn’t feel the same way about her romantically, and that’s okay because it only strengthened their friendship.

I’d tell her to try to build a better relationship with her family and treat them with more respect.

I’d tell her to talk to someone trustworthy about her mental health and get some proper support.

I’d also tell her that every challenge isn’t the end of the world, and that life does slowly get better. I’d tell her to just keep going and that I’m proud of who she’ll become.

— chooseanother

8. Simple but effective

Study harder.

— KimNoel

9. It's the little things

Be more accepting and grateful.

— justzoe

10. So profound

You will post this on this thread one day.

— TheTroll73

11. 'The wrong type of condom'

Steal lots of stuff now, they'll have cameras everywhere soon, don't buy Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, and those are the wrong type of condom, just go to the chemist or use the wee machine.

— StriderHort

12. You're only young once

Enjoy it while it lasts.

— Decahedron

13. Brexit-flavoured tears

Do not vote for David Cameron.... it will end in tears.

— the bear

14. Life's important questions

Where am I going to live?
How am I going to survive?

— Claire461

15. Keep at it

I'm 17 and I just got back into guitar. Would tell my 15-year-old self [not to give up playing guitar].

— JoeMiller01

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