To My Younger Self
By all means listen to the things I might tell you but, yes, you are right, you will still go ahead and make the mistakes that taught me their lessons anyway, because we only learn from the the ones we make ourselves — the rest is abstract and only truly makes sense in retrospect … when it’s already too late ... so there’s really no point in telling you them.
Can I go now, please?
Get away from me — you never listened to me before, so why should I help you now?
You ruined my life, you bastard!