You know sometimes when I think about you - I think about what your life will be like when you get to be my age. I think about all the things you'll have to go through and how I may have gone through them.
I can tell you that I did not always make the right choices. And to coin a classic cliche - I made the wrong choices because the right ones seemed too hard. And when I look back at my life that's what I regret the most. I regret that I didn't learn how to push myself until I got older.
I'm not saying that my life hasn't turned out quite swell - I'm saying that I don't know what could have been had I pushed and sacrificed for something greater than my own insecurities would allow. Meaning - I chose to acquiesce to the crowd instead of pushing myself harder.
I think friends are important. I think learning how to relax and have a good time is an important thing. However, I think you have to be true to yourself and look beyond the edge of what you think is possible to see what the world has to offer.
That is my only regret. Well that... and I wish I would have been nicer to people. That's a complicated topic. We can talk about that more in person. It's also something you have to work on constantly.