Sometimes a few kind words of advice is all we need to let us know that things will be okay. And who better to offer life tips than those who've already gone through it all themselves?
Radio presenter Riyadh Khalaf took to the streets of Dublin to ask some of Ireland's pensioners what knowledge they would pass on to their 16-year-old selves, if they had the chance.
"Be kind," "Don't worry" and "Follow your dreams" are just some of the messages they shared.
Weeping? Us? Never.