In the picture was Thanksgiving holidays in 2007. Yes, I was 19-years-old, taking classes at college and not having a goal in mind whatsoever. I did make up my mind in terms of Dental Hygiene (which later failed), but what did I truly want?
It’s hard to say going back, but if I had been able to travel for a year, I would’ve gotten a really firm grasp on life at a very early age. I love going back to my student — Kim Kim — who knows just as much as me at the age of 16. I didn’t have this at that age. I was taking Algebra II and worried about a girl name Maria Ventura cheating on me in 10th grade of high school.
The insights and everything I have now in terms of schooling, international schools focusing on the core genius of their students, Finland completely dropping all subjects (just as NIST does here in Bangkok), and so many other things could’ve helped me in terms of making a decision.
If I can tell my young self something, it would be, “get off the god damn games. You’re living in the age where people are soon to become billionaires and you’re letting it go right past you.”
Myspace in 2004 — Tom took that 41 million + and that was it. Mark of Facebook stole and idea and now he’s one of the richest men on the planet (that was between 2004-2006). The internet was not in the embryonic state, but it was already a kindergartner. The Twitter, Instagram, Uber, Snapchat and dozens of other apps changed the world right around when I was in my dormitory playing God of War.
Those times I complaining about my ex-girlfriend leaving me in the beginning of 2009, there were NO VIDEOS on YouTube in terms of how to deal with breakups. I didn’t know the Napoleon Hills, Dale Carnegies, Gary Vees of the world. I had blinders on with my hands out, searching for something that didn’t exist.
Now I’m telling myself that I have no regrets.
But what if?