Have you ever listened to Baz Luhrmann's Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen, otherwise, hurry up and do!!
He dishes out lots of insightful advice but his main point is to wear sunscreen.
It made me think of the book I'm working on 'How to Human' (a manual to living well) and how I'm not sure where to fit in 'wear sunscreen', so I've decided to do a section at the back with 'random advice that doesn't fit in anywhere else'.
Last week I wrote about FOMO, YOLO and JOMO and I can tell you one thing you'd like to miss out on and which reduces the lifespan while busy YOLO'ing and that's cancer.
The sun's harmful rays penetrate clouds as well as your skin, and the sun's rays are still present in winter.
There is never a good time NOT to wear sunscreen really unless you never leave your home.
Is this fitting for a blog that's mainly geared towards thinking, feeling and mental health?
Well, how mentally healthy is it to ignore such a big risk, so easily reduced? How much will it impact your mental health if your children (regardless of age) or parents get skin cancer?
Ironically, my superficial desire for tanned skin has left me with permanant sun damage on my face which isn't all that pretty. So my youthful lust for 'pretty' has reduced my prettiness in later life.
That's the thing about making decisions that have a temporary function.
Your life, your choice.
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