If you could send an e-mail to a younger version of yourself... 10 years ago... 20 years ago... even 2 months ago, or yesterday, what would you tell yourself? What advice might you send in that e-mail, knowing what you know today? (And let's say information purely for financial gain (e.g. bet all your money on the Giants beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl, or investing in Apple) are off limits.) Would you give yourself encouragement during your darkest years? Would you tell your younger self not to date that guy or girl, not to pursue a particular career, where to live, where to find happiness or avoid pain? P.S. I plan to use this question/exercise with my Japan English class tomorrow, and may use your input as examples :) And, I'll post my own letter to my younger self shortly.