Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

I'm a certiable worrywort. I worry about the past, present and the possible future. Analysis paralysis, that's my condition. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff was written for people like me. Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) was addressed to me.

Today, I was in full panic mode -- late for work, missing homework, forgot camera, ginoromous pile of work, unanswered queries to High School Musical... when I hear Baz Luhrmann's voice on the radio. "Dont worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum." Words to live by.

Other words of wisdom:
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what 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.

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...what ever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either - your choices are half chance, so are everybody elses.

Get to know your parents, you'll never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

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