What have you been aware through systematic surveys of hundreds of 'advices for the past'?



There is a lot of “what advice should I give to myself in the past?” As you can see from the fact that the topic “If you can advise me at that time ...” is often taken up in fiction such as movies and novels. It is a question that reads the person's head once However, it has not been investigated how this question is related to actual life and human growth, and two researchers challenge the pioneering of this field. A research report has been published on what has been understood by systematically examining 'advice for the past'.

First Systematic Study Of The Advice People Would Give To Their Younger Selves – Research Digest

The question 'What would you say if you would like to go back and advise yourself when you were young?' Has been asked over time, but what advice do you have? That has not been the subject of research so far. Therefore, Robin Kowalski and Annie McCord of Clemson University in the United States conducted two surveys on Amazon Mechanical Turk to find out what hundreds of respondents would be sending advice.

The two questionnaires were all in a similar format, targeting people over 30 years of age. Question: What do you say if you give one or three advices to yourself when you are young? At the same time, I was asked if I would become the person I wanted to be if I followed the advice, and if I was actually going to follow the advice.

As a result of the survey, the overwhelmingly many advice was found to be overwhelmingly related to 'important human relationships,' 'learning opportunities,' and 'own property.' Specifically speaking of things with a lot of advice, 'important human relations' is 'don't marry her', 'learning opportunities' are 'go to university,' and 'your property' is ' These are advices like keep moving, grabbing opportunities, keep polishing yourself, and money like save or save.


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Many of the advices that were revealed in the survey were said to have duplicate contents and answers of 'What I regret in my life' . Most respondents also stated that their advice was related to important events that occurred in the past, such as relationship breakdowns and drinking habits. We also know that such 'important events' generally occur in the 10's and 30's in general.

In the two surveys, more than half of the respondents answered, 'I think that if I get my advice for the future, I think I will follow it in the past.' And it was also shown that many of those who thought that 'the past I followed the advice' tended to think 'If I followed the advice, I would have come closer to the ideal person'.

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This is a preliminary study, and we conduct the same study in different cultures, and it is highly possible that different surveys will be shown in the same culture if different survey methods are used. However, this survey results in the creation of a new perspective: 'How does the trend of advice change with how old you get?' 'This survey is the first step in the field of 'Advising yourself at a young age', and it has created a number of interesting questions. Many of these questions in the coming months and years to come Would like to be investigated, 'said the researchers.

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