A few months ago, we asked you for the most important lessons you’d teach younger self. We love how many of you figuratively jumped into Doc’s time-traveling DeLorean to share the one vital thing that you’d whisper into your young, unsullied ear. Thank you.
Here are our favorites, which range from handling finances (sometimes tricky) to heeding your inner voice (sometimes even trickier). Together, these 20 pieces of real-life wisdom provide a guide for how to live without regret. And remind us of how far we’ve come — which makes us want go even further.