What Would You Say To Your 16-Year-Old Self If You Only Had 30 Seconds?

50 students, one question.

InspireYale, an undergraduate organization at Yale University working to foster positive social change, posted this video back in 2013 documenting 50 students' responses to one question:


"Imagine your phone rings, and it's yourself from five years ago. If you only had 30 seconds to talk, what would you say?"

The students' answers are sometimes funny, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes practical, and sometimes poignant.  Scroll through to see the full video.

"Don't forget to play. Keep your mind open and do crazy things."

"It's okay to be gay."

"If you don't find the time to really be true to yourself, then you're going to find yourself lost."

"Know that there are definitely people out there who would be happy to be friends with you if you express yourself more."

Here's the full video.

What would you say to your younger self if you only had 30 seconds?

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