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What Advice Would You Give Yourself if You Could Go Back in Time?

DIS Staff Members and Students Look Back at their Younger Selves
Image by Serena Travers.

The thought of time travel intrigues many. People reflect on their past decisions, especially as the school year winds down. I wondered, “what would people do if they could go back in time and meet their former selves? Let’s see how you would mentor your younger selves. 

Mrs. Lopez, Spanish teacher:

“I would advise myself to be more assertive and not to refrain from expressing my needs, perspective, and point of view to friends and to family.”







Maha, Grade 1:

“Maybe I did something wrong. If I do it again, then that would cause a problem, so I’d give myself advice not to do that. For example, if I accidentally bumped into someone and get a bruise or an injury I would tell myself not to do something like that.”






David, Grade 11:

“I want to go back to when I was a middle schooler and tell myself to work harder and try to look for another field of study. I would have maybe looked into music or math.”






Mr. Lee, Staff member:

“I’d tell myself to do what I like and try to enjoy life because I had things in the past that I did not do. Looking back, I wish I had done more of the stuff that I liked.”







Viviana, Grade 2:

“I’ll say to go to DIS earlier because I like DIS better than Youngshin.”  







Masa, Grade 12:

“I would say don’t go to a Japanese elementary school. I went to an international kindergarten and my first language was English but I transferred to a normal Japanese school so I forgot my English skill. I regret it multiple times.”  






Mr. Zhao, Chinese teacher:

“Maybe I will tell my past self – If you want to do something you should just do it when you have the time or energy to do it. Don’t wait until the future.”







Jenny, Grade 2:

“Study harder. Actually, go to DIS earlier because DIS is fun and there are a lot of activities like Halloween and Christmas.”







Told you! Time travel never fails to entertain. I enjoyed all of these spirited answers. I would love to hear from all of you as well. Leave me a comment with what advice you would give yourself.

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Serena Travers
Serena Travers, Writer
A rising senior, Serena Travers returns to continue her avid passion for journalism. This year, she aspires to share her thoughts, meet new people, and take the best of the best photos. She also plans to dabble in design to bring the yearbook to the next level as she leaves high school. She combines her love for psychology with her writing. Her excitement and dedication to the Flyover staff is evident by the fact that she takes two media classes at DIS.
Catherine Park
Catherine Park, Editor in Chief
Cath loves writing stories and making art. Luckily, God gifted her a talented left hand. As the vice president of the National Arts Honor Society, she can be seen drawing around campus. Cath explores many different genres of books, music, movies, and activities, and is willing to explore more about them throughout her experience as the editor-in-chief. All she needs is paper, a pencil, an eraser, and her dog, Russell. Cath writes, illustrates comics, edits articles, and manages the Jets Flyover.
Leanne Yoon
Leanne Yoon, Managing Editor
Leanne Yoon, dubbed as “Lenny” by her close friends, rises into her sophomore year bursting with ambition. As a leader of clubs such as Menstruation Station, SOAR, Debate Club and String Orchestra, Leanne often ponders on what else she could bring to her fellow Jets. In her leisure time, she vibes to music and immerses herself in all things K-culture. This year, Leanne hopes to bring the Flyover to the next level as the co-managing editor of the publication. 

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    Christine AnMay 18, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    I also want to go back in time and advice myself to work harder.. It was interesting to see others’ thoughts in their perspective!

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    StellaMay 18, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    I would go back in time and solve the mistakes I didn’t solve :O

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    PhillipMay 18, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    I regret that I started comporting with the wrong people in our school. I could have developed better habits and played with the better people in our school…

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    SophiaMay 18, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    It is an interesting topic to talk about!

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    KevinMay 18, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    I would say to my past self to make more informed decisions and think before I act. Because I did not do that, I sometimes did weird and embarrassing actions that in some cases, landed me into big trouble.

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    TendyMay 18, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    i agree with Mr. Zhao… just do it