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Thursday, October 26, 2006
Haven’t had the time or inclination to write anything…but at the same time I hate neglecting my space! So here is some good advice I received from a friend in an email.

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 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 are not as fat as you imagined.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra problem by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday 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.

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 compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The 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.

Get plenty of calcium. 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. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

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

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

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.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

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 expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you 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, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
posted by All Smiles!! @ 11:49 AM  
4 Comments:
  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger Beefybob7 said…

    Good on you Rajitha.

    I'm going to the fridge to get some BioDynamic YOGHOURT.

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Sadiya said…

    That was SOME ADVICE!!!!!!!!!!
    I had my head and two hands full with it by the time I finished reading your post.Trying to take it all you see.

    But how much of it will make its way to being applied and adhered to, is another story.

     
  • At 7:28 AM, Blogger Rajitha said…

    Well Done Bob!! and I have decided to stop chewing gum when trying to solve something:)

    Sadiya, The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. - So I did!! :)

     
  • At 9:08 AM, Blogger starry nights said…

    Some really good advice.somethink I can think about and follow.thank you for sharing.Have a good weekend.

     
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