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The Forever Conversations: What would you tell your younger self?

The Forever Conversations are presented in partnership with John Green’s new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”.

The Forever Conversations: What would you tell your younger self?

Meagan Berneaud

W!ZARD News Author

The Forever Conversations is our series of conversations exploring mental health issues and some of the struggles that we face whilst growing up. The Forever Conversations are presented in partnership with John Green’s new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”.

John Green (the author of books including ‘Looking For Alaska’, ‘Paper Towns’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’) has released a new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”. The book centres around 16-year-old Aza Holmes who is pursuing the mystery of a fugitive billionaire, whilst living with multiple anxiety disorders.

It is no secret that in today’s society many young people, us included, suffer from anxiety, depression and bullying. Some children may even fear going to school because they feel ‘different’ from their peers. Increasingly, it’s people under the age of 10 years old who are facing these issues too – they feel like they are being picked on at school, and don’t know how to express their feelings.


We are the future, and those younger than us are our future – we need to focus on how to make the world a better place every day. The future starts today and the first step is striving for positivity and letting people know that they are not alone in this fight. Mental Health is something that needs to be taken seriously, and we need everyone to know that they are not alone in this fight.

In John Green’s new book “Turtles All The Way Down”, he touches on how the person that we are now, and the situations which we are in today, are not our forever – and that links to one of the quotes from the book, “Your Now Is Not Your Forever”.


On her radio show, Meagan asked the question: If you could write to your younger self about your future, what would you tell yourself? Here’s how some listeners replied…

Meagan on Your Now Is Not Your Forever

Meagan responds to listeners messages about what advice they would tell their younger self... (13 minutes)



To find out more about John Green's Turtles All The Way Down, visit: wizardradio.co.uk/turtles.

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