Advice for an 18-year-old from my friends

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My Facebook request to friends for my son’s 18th birthday.

Riley — you just turned 18 years old. It is a milestone birthday.

Last week I wrote a special blog entry for your birthday.

I also posted a question on facebook seeking advice for you. Above is the question I posed.

Facebook is a great way to poll your friends. Many of my friends responded to this request. Several of them gave thoughtful responses.

Here are a few samples. They are worth sharing with you.

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Molly, Sue Ellen, and Donald are friends from high school. They are great people.

One friend recommended that I tell you stories from my youth vice giving advice. Good idea.

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You already know several stories from my younger days.

Your “Uncle Erik” made a brilliant observation. He is right. You are ready for the world.

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Words of wisdom from a good friend.

Another high school friend shared a great piece of advice about telling the truth. You know what I say…I cannot help you unless you tell me the truth.

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Pam is telling the truth about telling the truth.

Several of my childhood friends also shared advice for you. Great stuff.

Great advice from these two childhood friends.

One of my best friends shared some helpful insights. Jim is wiser than many people realize.

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Jim and I are lifelong friends. He was the best man at my wedding.

One of my neighbors growing up shared her perspective on faith. I totally agree with her.

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Mary Ellen always had a big heart growing up.

My old neighbor offered his perspective. Wise words.

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Saw Ted recently — he is doing well. Great guy.

Several of my guy friends shared what I will describe as practical advice.

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Some of these you should already know.

I will finish by sharing what two other good friends recommended.

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I appreciate the fact that several of my friends took time out of their busy schedules to respond.

I am sharing these nuggets of knowledge with you so that you have them.

Next week I plan to share with you what I would tell my 18-year-old self.

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I write a blog for my sons called Doug Keating Letter to Sons. I am sharing content from my blog here. I hope you enjoyed it. All feedback is welcome. Thanks for reading it.

Originally published at www.lettertosons.com on October 30, 2018.

Leader and learner. Father of two young men. Novice blogger, www.lettertosons.com, Founder of All The Way Leadership! http://www.allthewayleadership.com/

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