Update: Announcement of winners
Thanks to all who participated. These many words of wisdom, learned from experience, may pop up in a future post.
Three stood out, however for offering sound advice that would make us all better men. And for that, these three entrants deserve to be better dressed men with a new scarf.
1) Howard reminds us that the tendency to be self-critical can be used to one’s advantage:
“You will always be your fiercest critic and most formidable rival. Make that be your advantage, not an obstacle.”
2) Michael S. reminds us what every man eventually learns, though too many too late:
“Don’t be afraid. Follow your heart and go for it. You’ll only regret what you didn’t do, adventures you didn’t take, lips you didn’t kiss.”
3) And next time you fear you may be spending too much time on the Internet, heed these words of jackbenimble:
“Wake up every morning and ask yourself, ‘What’s the best use of my time?’”
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For the latest Ivy-Style Battle of the Wits giveaway, J. Press has generously donated three schoolboy mufflers, an $89 value, to three lucky winners.
(You won’t be able to choose the colors, but that’ll make receiving it all the more fun.)
To enter, use the leave-comment feature to submit your response to the following question:
If you could travel in time and visit yourself as a “schoolboy” (i.e., teenager) in order to give yourself some advice that age and wisdom has brought, what advice would you give?
a) Study hard and get into a good school; it’ll pay off.
b) Enjoy your youth, it’ll soon be over.
c) Avoid/seek out drunk girls.
Twenty-five words or less, please. Winners will be chosen based on humor, sagacity, and insight into the human condition.
The honor code and usual rules apply: US residents only, one entry per person, etc.
The contest will close Friday at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time.