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February 6, 2009


TO WEAR SUNSCREEN…………… 🙂

WEAR SUNSCREEN VIDEO/AUDIO LINK Watch it!:)It says it all…..

Mary Schmich’s “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” was published in the Chicago Tribune as a column on June 1, 1997. In her introduction to the column, she described it as the commencement address she would give if she were asked to give one.

Lyrics/text…..:)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97… wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you 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. Never mind. 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 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 bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day 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.

Dance. Even 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 your 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 in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

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 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, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.
🙂

Mary Schmich
Chicago Tribune

<Wear sunscreen Wiki>

The most popular and well-known form of the essay is the successful music single released in 1999, credited to Baz Luhrmann.

Hope you all loved it as much as I did…

Enjoy:)

PS:-The photograph used here has been lying with me for sometime .I do not have the link for it.
If anyone has an objection to its use,please let me know and I will remove it:)

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. hitch writer permalink
    February 6, 2009 1:47 am

    Cant see the video in office as the speakers dont work. But read the stuff !! Its like a very sound advise some of which I would like to give to 20 year olds, some are actually very apt for me….

    I loved this folllowing —

    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.

    So very true…

    generation gaps !!

    Wonderful … thanks for sharing !

  2. Biju Mathews permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:59 am

    I really loved this:

    “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.”

    Great post, Indyeah. Keep Blogging!!

  3. Corinne Rodrigues permalink
    February 6, 2009 5:05 am

    Wow! Loved this one Indyeah!
    Also so enjoyed your blog post on Slumdog Millionaire…you’re brilliant!

    Corinne

  4. Usha Pisharody permalink
    February 6, 2009 5:11 am

    Thank you!

    I absolutely love this, esp. Baz Luhrman’s presentation of it 🙂 Though of course, I did not know the origin of it all… 🙂

    Here’s the youtube video version :)!! Have it on my orkut list 🙂

  5. Indyeah permalink
    February 6, 2009 6:46 am

    Dhiren:-:) do watch the video its wonderful!

    I loved that part too:)
    you are most welcome..:)

    Biju Mathews:-Thank you so much:)will do..

    Corrine:-Thanks:)life lessons that I am still trying to understand..:)
    I love your everyday gyaan more…thanks to Usha who gave me the link..:)Thank YOU for writing and sharing all that you do:)

    Usha Pisharody:-This time I wont even say ”Are you for real?” or ”will you believe me?”coz All my fav videos are on orkut and while scrolling through the list I came upon this one added long back:)

    now what do we say?goes beyond telepathy…:D

    I loved the version you gave..:)
    thank you so much..:)
    did you find any of yourself in the last one?:)

  6. Solilo permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:18 am

    Absolutely love..love it Abhi.

    Sometimes simple things like this make you think. This is something you would write 🙂

    In life don’t be complicated and complicate others. Say simple, be simple and you will reach more hearts and souls.

    “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

  7. Solilo permalink
    February 6, 2009 11:14 am

    Abhi, I just discovered this post of yours http://ofsongsforthesoul.blogspot.com/2008/12/they-say-that-from-instant-he-lays-eyes.html

    and reading this tears rolled down my eyes. Yet another connection. It was like you were pouring my thoughts on my dad.

  8. Winnie the poohi permalink
    February 6, 2009 8:19 pm

    Ah! very sound advice 😀

  9. Indyeah permalink
    February 7, 2009 8:43 am

    Solilo,solilo,solilo!:)
    I loved knowing that you loved it..:):)((hugs))

    ”This is something you would write :)”oh oh and oh!…thank you..:))am beaming now see?:)

    ”In life don’t be complicated and complicate others. Say simple, be simple and you will reach more hearts and souls. ”

    “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”
    BEAUTIFUL!!
    and true too!:)
    laugh and love…simple mantras…:)and yet sometimes get so complicated…

    Solilo,that post touched your heart,spoke to you…and for me ,that right there is a moment to savour…
    ((HUGS))no one knows our dads like we do right?
    Dads are in a special league of their own arent they?:)
    Dont cry sweetheart even if the tears were for memories left behind….
    savour each memory…
    most importantly…let them and those who are the closest to you know..that they are loved so much by you..:):)
    COz you are loved too you know that right?
    only a child who is loved so much ,can blossom into the woman that I see today!:)
    love and hugss 🙂
    Abhi

    Winnie:-:D…yeah for every age too!some of it hard to follow but..:D

  10. Solilo permalink
    February 7, 2009 12:49 pm

    “only a child who is loved so much ,can blossom into the woman that I see today!:)”

    That is so beautiful Abhi.

  11. Nimmy permalink
    February 8, 2009 3:07 am

    “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. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

    So true..This post left me with a sigh…Hmmmm..

  12. Indyeah permalink
    February 8, 2009 9:25 am

    Solilo:-:)true isnt it?:)

    ((hugs))

    Nimmy:-Made me think too:)
    and yes with sighs too….:)

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