Wisdom we would share with our 20-year-old selves

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha
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When you reflect on your twenties - no matter how near or far you are from them now - what's the one piece of advice you wish you could give yourself?

This is what we asked the readers of and were overwhelmed with pearls of wisdom and humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking, insights.

From touching anecdotes to practical tips, we've illustrated the best words you shared with us.

No matter if you're in your 20's or if they are behind you, there are some important insights here for women of every age.

(Compiled and designed by: Sejal Kapadia, Images: Rex Features, Thinkstock)

  • On friendships

  • On struggle

  • On finding the one

  • On feedback

  • On speaking your mind

  • On self-acceptance

  • On making the most of your time

  • On receiving advice gracefully

  • On beauty

  • On work ethic

  • On the most important relationship you will have

  • On setting goals

  • On flying the nest

  • On your formative years

  • On choosing your path

  • On ambition

  • On finances

  • On adversity

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha

Sejal Kapadia Pocha covers stories about everything from women’s issues to cult foods. She describes herself as a balance between Hermione and Luna Lovegood.