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Some Advice - September 28, 2006, 06:46 PM

Not really sure why this popped into my head this evening but I remember years ago listening to the radio and hearing a speech about advise called Sunscreen. I decided to look it up on the internet. I found it and thought I would share it with you all. Kinda amazes me how much more sense this makes now that I'm older.




Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.

The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at the photos and recall how fabulous you really looked at the time. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing gum. Real troubles are apt to blind-side you at 4 p.m. on an idle Tuesday.

Do one thing daily that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Remember compliments, forget insults.

Keep old love letters. Throw away old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't know what they want to do with theirs.

Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Mybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself or berate yourself too much. Your choices are half chance, like everybody else's.

Dance.

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.

Be nice to your siblings. They're the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Travel.
Accept these certain truths:

Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And then you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.


Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

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

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off and recycling it for more than it's worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.

I thought it was pretty cool!


God Speed Jeff! You'll never be forgotten.

BOOSTZX3 : in all seriousness head injuries ain't no joke. I've had around 10 concussions and now I ride a Buell Don't let it happen to you!
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September 28, 2006, 09:34 PM

That was a commencement speech for a graduation at Harvard I think. I forget who gave it though.
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September 28, 2006, 09:36 PM

Shuckin' the Jive

The crazy bastards were going down to the pool hall to play a little pinball when their car exploded blowing everyone to smithereens. Some of Tubby's flesh flew off to the side of the road, and in time nourished a sunflower growing there. Soon the sunflower was eaten by a horse and the horse was eaten by some hobos out for wild time. Then one of the hobos met an eastward wandering Canadian guru. But before anything significant could happen the hobo died, being attacked by a dog heart in a scientist's laboratory. The death was listed as a heart attack. Then slavery was abolished.

Conclusion: Grandpa died and was resurrected after three days, but no one called him the Son of God; they just said, "Hey, that's Gramps!"
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September 28, 2006, 10:32 PM

That song you spoke of was by some cat named 'Baus Luhrman.'


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September 28, 2006, 10:33 PM

That's a real classic.


BECAUSE I GET OFF ON IT!
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September 28, 2006, 11:31 PM

Nice post Johnny...yeah getting old sucks but at least we're still here despite the close calls..

I recall thinking that song made sense but I wasn't old enough yet..
I'm old enough now - bugger!


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September 29, 2006, 06:46 AM

its an article from the Chicago Tribune called "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written by Mary Schmich


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September 29, 2006, 06:47 AM

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Nice post Johnny...yeah getting old sucks but at least we're still here despite the close calls..

I recall thinking that song made sense but I wasn't old enough yet..
I'm old enough now - bugger!
Exactly!!


God Speed Jeff! You'll never be forgotten.

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September 29, 2006, 06:50 AM

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That song you spoke of was by some cat named 'Baus Luhrman.'


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Exactly what I was going to say-ish!


RIP Greg Walker, I will never forget you

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