I was talking a few days ago with a former student about what I might do differently if I could live my teens and twenties over again. (I’m in my mid-thirties now so still young I’d say.) Of course there are a lot of mistakes people make when they’re younger – I think for several years you could just describe my life as a string of various mistakes.
But if I had one to choose from, I think I would pay attention to my most genuine interests. How I really felt in different situation, how my body felt, what I liked and didn’t like. It’s interesting that we can become disconnected from this sort of thing, and fixate on more urgent or ephemeral concerns. But then we sacrifice really knowing ourselves. Anyway have a listen and let me know what you think!