Thursday, June 17, 2010

wear sunscreen

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Sing

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your lifethe most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.

what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself eitheryour choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Danceeven if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents; you never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Travel

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.

Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.


* advice dispense by Baz Luhrmann through Sunscreen!

3 comments:

  1. ahhh...suncreen. It's the good old days!

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  2. it's good old days.. but not so old la.. heh!

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  3. I love this "song"! Very good advice. Yes, I'm not as fat as I imagine! Hahahahaha!!!

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