"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 and 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
We're nearly at the end of a week-long appreciation of Baz Luhrmann's brilliant lyrics to Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen.
I'm surprised and a bit sad by how many people don't ask their parents about their lives before they became parents or even what it was like being a new parent. We're losing so much history, insight and sometimes wisdom by seeing our parents only as parents, rather than human beings with rich lives and a wealth of free stories.
Live in a big city once - but leave before it makes you hard!
Live in a rural area - but leave before it makes you soft!
Travel - it is the best way to expand your horizon and increase your tolerance of others and otherness. The best humans I know have travelled and allowed themselves to be influenced by other cultures.
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.