>>32651684>I unironically would like to forget most of my life, but I studied a lot and all that would go to waste
I understand. In my case, I struggled with anxiety and alcohol problems, otherwise I'm pretty health in general.
I was a poor student, lazy and unmotivated for doing anything useful and productive.
I'm 34yo right, so it was 21 years ago when I was 13. Putting too much emotional and mental baggage on my 13yo self is too damn risky. The memories will haunt me everyday and if I try to do something about it, I risk making the things worse or do something too stupid and dangerous. I will very likely lose my shit. There are some unvavoidable events in my life that I can't bring myself to relive again.
By giving myself the right information and wisdom, will make him figure things out, to make better choices, to not be so reckless and to take responsiblity for his action and choices.
Traveling back to late 2009, on the other hand, would be a much safer time period to keep my memories permanently. Most of the unavoidable bullshit happened already by that time, but lots of good stuff will happen to me from that time and onwards.
Again, from that point it was just me that managed things poorly: money, friendships, work, studies.