To commemorate Youth Day, 16 June 2015, a collection of well-known South Africans have shared their words of wisdom to their younger selves.

The video, compiled by the Expresso Show, is a fun look at what celebrities like musician Elvis Blue, cricketer JP Duminy, actor Soli Philander and TV personality Bonnie Mbuli would say to their 16-year-old selves.

[quote_center]What would you say to your 16-year-old self?[/quote_center]

Others in the video include adventurer Riaan Manser, DJ T-Bo Touch, Miss SA 2011 Melinda  Bam, musicians Judith Sephuma and Bobby van Jaarsveld, journalist Kass Naidoo- Journalist and actress Vuyelwa Booi.

Some of their words of wisdom include:

  • Always respect your elders
  • Don’t be so hard on yourself
  • Accept and embrace change
  • Find hard work you love doing
  • Remember every stage of your life is important
  • Be passionate about something
  • Do unto others as you would have done unto you
  • It’s not a competiton. It’s not a race.
  • Travel.
  • Three things can change your life – friends, books and thoughts. Choose them wisely.
  • You are special and unique.
  • The best place to find love is within yourself.

Watch Video – Words of Wisdom to My Younger Self

Nelson Mandela Youth Quote
“The working youth is critical to our future. The economy depends on you.” #NelsonMandela #YouthDay #June16. Source: twitter/NelsonMandela