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Advice to 15-yr-old self: 'Life's not all about money'

November 15, 2019 14:20 IST
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We'd asked you, dear readers, to write a message to your 15-year-old self.
This is what Arindom Chakraborty, 41, Kolkata wrote:

Arindom Chakraborty

My dear 15-year-old self,

This is the age when you can study hard and prepare yourself for the exams ahead so that you get admission into your dream college.

But that is not the end of road.

It's just the beginning of a bigger life ahead.

You will face failures and sometimes, life will try to strangle you from all sides.

You have to move on.

To do that, you must retain your originality and self-belief.

Never try to be like your rock star senior or high flying boss.

Be the man inside you.

Remember, life is not all about money or fame or career. It is about love, compassion and service to others.

So accept even if you get less than you deserve. And try to give back more than what you have.

Laugh a lot and try to make others laugh as well.


Dear readers, what would you like to tell your 15-year-old self?

To love more? To let go?

To learn from your mistakes or deal with failures better?

What's the one message/advice you'd like to share with your younger self?

Simply write a letter and send it to (subject: Dear 15-year-old self) along with your NAME, AGE, LOCATION and a photograph, if possible. We'll feature the best responses right here on

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