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Kinfolk’s contributing editor Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen offers some friendly guidance to his younger self.

Kinfolk’s contributing editor Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen is co-founder of Copenhagen-based architecture and design firm Norm Architects. Usually tasked with providing aesthetic counsel to an impressive list of clients, here he offers some friendly guidance to his younger self.

What piece of advice would you give a younger version of yourself? I would love to go back in time and tell myself not to be so insecure and shy, to care less about what others think of me. I’d tell myself to act more freely and throw away all the inhibitions that I had. There are very few things in life that I regret, and I’ve always pursued my dreams. But looking back, there were so many

  • Illustration:
    Chidy Wayne

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