An anonymous letter

Dear Rob,

You wander through your life on autopilot, struggling with the challenge of balancing out your intelligence with the urge to run away from responsibility. Not that I am trying to criticize your ways, but they leave much to be desired, and as I am 22 years older than you I should know what I’m talking about, right? Let me give you some solid advice that you should seriously consider.

I envy the opportunity you have to do things right, and the wealth of spare time you have to use at your discretion. Go to school unfailingly. Do not skip classes, and don’t stay home sick or play sick to stay home. Forget video games – they’re a waste of time. Work hard to succeed and attain good grades. After high school don’t take out loans to go to college. It’s a scam. Lose weight, make more friends, learn to not take yourself so seriously. Curb your temper and adjust your attitude. Get on a regular sleep schedule and get tested for narcolepsy. Don’t let them prescribe you Ritalin. Don’t bother with the medications because none of them work right. Just be careful driving and don’t drive tired.

I would like for you to follow this advice, but I have a feeling that you may not; that’s fine. You will understand where you went wrong someday, and you will try your best to do it right moving
forward. The past doesn’t exist, the future doesn’t exist. All that matters is that you do what’s right now.

Mr. Anonymous

This post was prompted by today’s Daily Post prompt.


  1. Is this a letter to yourself? I liked it and am definitely jealous of my former self. She had more time and if I could tell her the things I know now she probably wouldn’t listen. Thanks for stopping by my post. 🙂

    • Yeah, it’s a letter to my Freshman-in-high-school self. You definitely caught the vibe I was going for. Knowing that he wouldn’t listen is a matter of admitting the past cannot be changed, and understanding that if it did I would lose everything I have now, things I wouldn’t give up for the world. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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