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If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT<br />
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliabl...
I will dispense this advice now<br />
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth<br />
oh nevermind<br />
you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded<br />
But trust me<br />
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’re notas fat as you imagine<br />
Don’t worry about the future, or worry, <br />
but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum<br />
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind<br />
the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday<br />
Do one thing everyday that scares you<br />
Sing<br />
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts<br />
don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours<br />
Floss<br />
Don’t waste your time on jealousy<br />
sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind<br />
the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself<br />
Remember the compliments you receive<br />
forget the insults<br />
if you succeed in doing this<br />
tell me how<br />
Keep your old love letters<br />
throw away your old bank statements<br />
Stretch<br />
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life<br />
the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives<br />
some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t<br />
Get plenty of calcium<br />
Be kind to your knees<br />
you’ll miss them when they’re gone<br />
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t<br />
Maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t<br />
maybe you’ll divorce at 40<br />
maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary<br />
what ever you do<br />
don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either<br />
your choices are half chance<br />
so are everybody else’s<br />
Enjoy your body<br />
use it every way you can<br />
don’t be afraid of it<br />
or what other people think of it<br />
it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own<br />
dance<br />
Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room<br />
Read the directions<br />
even if you don’t follow them<br />
Do NOT read beauty magazines<br />
they will only make you feel ugly<br />
Get to know your parents<br />
you never know when they’ll be gone for good<br />
Be nice to yoursiblings<br />
they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future<br />
Understand that friends come and go<br />
but for the precious few you should hold on<br />
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get<br />
the more you need the people you knew when you were young<br />
Live in New York City once<br />
but leave before it makes you hard<br />
live in Northern California once<br />
but leave before it makes you soft<br />
travel<br />
Accept certain inalienable truths<br />
prices will rise, politicians will philander<br />
you too will get old<br />
And when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children resp...
Respect your elders<br />
Don’t expect anyone else to support you<br />
Maybe you have a trust fund<br />
maybe you have a wealthy spouse<br />
but you never know when either one might run out<br />
Don’t mess too much with your hair<br />
or by the time you're 40<br />
it will look 85<br />
Be careful whose advice you buy<br />
but, be patient with those who supply it<br />
Advice is a form of nostalgia<br />
dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal<br />
wiping it off<br />
painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth<br />
But trust me on the sunscreen…<br />
Adapted from Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)by “Baz” Luhrmann<br />
Images courtesy ofdeviantart<br />
byVictoria Wong<br />
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  1. 1. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT<br />
  2. 2. 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<br />
  3. 3. I will dispense this advice now<br />
  4. 4. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth<br />
  5. 5. oh nevermind<br />
  6. 6. you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded<br />
  7. 7. But trust me<br />
  8. 8. 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<br />
  9. 9. You’re notas fat as you imagine<br />
  10. 10. Don’t worry about the future, or worry, <br />
  11. 11. but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum<br />
  12. 12. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind<br />
  13. 13. the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday<br />
  14. 14. Do one thing everyday that scares you<br />
  15. 15. Sing<br />
  16. 16. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts<br />
  17. 17. don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours<br />
  18. 18. Floss<br />
  19. 19. Don’t waste your time on jealousy<br />
  20. 20. sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind<br />
  21. 21. the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself<br />
  22. 22. Remember the compliments you receive<br />
  23. 23. forget the insults<br />
  24. 24. if you succeed in doing this<br />
  25. 25. tell me how<br />
  26. 26. Keep your old love letters<br />
  27. 27. throw away your old bank statements<br />
  28. 28. Stretch<br />
  29. 29. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life<br />
  30. 30. the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives<br />
  31. 31. some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t<br />
  32. 32. Get plenty of calcium<br />
  33. 33. Be kind to your knees<br />
  34. 34. you’ll miss them when they’re gone<br />
  35. 35. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t<br />
  36. 36. Maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t<br />
  37. 37. maybe you’ll divorce at 40<br />
  38. 38. maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary<br />
  39. 39. what ever you do<br />
  40. 40. don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either<br />
  41. 41. your choices are half chance<br />
  42. 42. so are everybody else’s<br />
  43. 43. Enjoy your body<br />
  44. 44. use it every way you can<br />
  45. 45. don’t be afraid of it<br />
  46. 46. or what other people think of it<br />
  47. 47. it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own<br />
  48. 48. dance<br />
  49. 49. Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room<br />
  50. 50. Read the directions<br />
  51. 51. even if you don’t follow them<br />
  52. 52. Do NOT read beauty magazines<br />
  53. 53. they will only make you feel ugly<br />
  54. 54. Get to know your parents<br />
  55. 55. you never know when they’ll be gone for good<br />
  56. 56. Be nice to yoursiblings<br />
  57. 57. they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future<br />
  58. 58. Understand that friends come and go<br />
  59. 59. but for the precious few you should hold on<br />
  60. 60. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get<br />
  61. 61. the more you need the people you knew when you were young<br />
  62. 62. Live in New York City once<br />
  63. 63. but leave before it makes you hard<br />
  64. 64. live in Northern California once<br />
  65. 65. but leave before it makes you soft<br />
  66. 66. travel<br />
  67. 67. Accept certain inalienable truths<br />
  68. 68. prices will rise, politicians will philander<br />
  69. 69. you too will get old<br />
  70. 70. And when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders<br />
  71. 71. Respect your elders<br />
  72. 72. Don’t expect anyone else to support you<br />
  73. 73. Maybe you have a trust fund<br />
  74. 74. maybe you have a wealthy spouse<br />
  75. 75. but you never know when either one might run out<br />
  76. 76. Don’t mess too much with your hair<br />
  77. 77. or by the time you're 40<br />
  78. 78. it will look 85<br />
  79. 79. Be careful whose advice you buy<br />
  80. 80. but, be patient with those who supply it<br />
  81. 81. Advice is a form of nostalgia<br />
  82. 82. dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal<br />
  83. 83. wiping it off<br />
  84. 84. painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth<br />
  85. 85. But trust me on the sunscreen…<br />
  86. 86. Adapted from Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)by “Baz” Luhrmann<br />
  87. 87. Images courtesy ofdeviantart<br />
  88. 88. byVictoria Wong<br />

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