A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our age and wellbeing series.
If I could retain the wisdom I’ve gleaned since then, I’d go back to being sixteen in a flash!
I’d be better able to defend myself from life, while retaining my inner sense of self-belief.
I think there are things about getting older that have been better for my mental wellbeing. Just realising how petty some people can be when they get power and authority.
If my sixteen-year old self could see me now, he’d say – Listen to your dreams, you know the ones. Hear the people who visit those dreams and don’t let life and the people in it destroy your self belief.