If you could confront yourself in your formative years, what advice would you give? I'd say three things: 1. Get out there and socialize more with the girls. Give yourself a chance. You're not that bad looking. Give a girl a chance to know you. And your mother is full of shit. Don't let her discourage you in your relationships. 2. Learn to do many different things. Develop more interests. Stop staring at the same four walls. Be adventurous. 3. Self, you're screwed up now. If you don't do these things, you're going to be more screwed up in the future. I know. This is your 46-year-old self speaking. Kid, you will be more screwed up than you know. 4 And if prepubescent self won't listen to me, I will throttle self and strangle him.