"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 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"
And thus we come to an end of appreciating Buz Luhrmann's lyrics to Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen - a song that inspires me and teaches me every time I listen to it.
What was your biggest take-away?
Don't forget - it's your life and, therefore, what you do with it, is your choice!
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