"Remember the 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
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."
There's a saying - if you can't improve on the silence, don't speak.
I shall not try and add depth to Baz Luhrmann's wise words above.
Just read, re-read and reflect.
Your life, your choice.
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.