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Sit up straight and listen to your older, wiser self

Joseph O'Connor writes a letter to himself at the age of 16, with some advice on diet, life and love

Published 26/09/2010 | 05:00

DEAR Sixteen-Year-Old Self. Hi, this is me. This is you plus several decades. Wake up when I'm talking to you! God, look at the state of yourself. What are you like?

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Is that an actual hairstyle, or has someone dumped a plate of cold tagliatelle on your head? You look like you slept in a skip.

You're going to have to do something about your appalling diet. It seems to me that you have three criteria for selecting a meal:

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