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January 3, 2011

Advice, probably wasted …

Filed under: About me,General musings — jamesone111 @ 4:23 pm

Back in 1997 the Chicago Tribune published a column by Mary Schmich. It was entitled
Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young

It has a lot of Parallels with Desiderata, and like desiderata it has been mis-attributed. Baz Luhrmann used it for  “Everyone’s free to Wear Sunscreen” , and if you haven’t come across it before you could use the five minutes in many worse ways than watching the youTube version below.

At the start of a new year I’m probably not alone in wanting to share advice – which  Schmich describes as “Fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.”  I think the two texts are as good as anything I could offer of my own, and offer them here as infographics. You can get them from Skydrive.

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1 Comment

  1. Slide 1, Bottom Row, Cell 1 : The mind boggles!

    Comment by FatBigot — January 3, 2011 @ 7:28 pm


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