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Everybody's free (to wear sunscreen) mix

Mary Schmich


Ladies and Gentlemen

of the class of

97

wear sunscreen 3


offer

you

If I could

only one tip for the future,

Sunscreen

would be,

it

The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists

whereas the rest of my

advice

has no basis more reliable e than my own m d r g experience

ea n

in

disp I will e this advice NOW n s e 4


Enjoy the

of your

youth

POWER beauty

of your

youth

and

POWER beauty

and

Never mind, you will not understand the

until they’ve FADED But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp how much and how

possibility fabulous

lay before you you really looked 5


you are

N O T asFAT dont worry about the

future

as you imagine

or worry,

but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve

a£93β®Δ by chewing

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equations


The in

real troubles are

life apt to be the things

that

never crossed your worried mind

The kind that

you at

4 pm blindside on some idle

7


Do

ONE thing

scares y o u

that

ever yday

b

S I N G with other people’s Don’t put up with people who are reckless with 8

s a rt

hearts he

reckless

hear

Don’t be

ts

yours


FLOSS

Don’t waste your time on

jealousy

s o m et im es you're ahead s o m et im es you're

behind

The race is long and in the end it’s only with

yourself compliments you've received FORGET the insults remember the

If you succeed in doing this,

tell me how

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love

Keep your old letter’s throw away your old bank statements

S t r e t c h 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. 10


m u i c l ca

calcium

c m calcium a u i l Get plentyof c c calcium i l u c a a m c lcium m

u i c l ca calcium

B e kin d you r t o

knees

you'll miss them when they’re

gone

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M AY B E

Y O U ’ L L

marry, Maybe you wont.

have children, Maybe you wont.

divorce at 40

MAY BE

Y O U ’ L L 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 12


everyway body you can of it

Don’t be

afraid

use it

or

what other

of it

Enjoy your

people think

it’s the

greatestyou'll ever instrument own

Dance

Even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room

13


directions

Read the even if youdon’t

follow them

read

DONOT

beauty

magazines

they will only make you feel

ugly

14


Brother and sister Together we’ll make it through Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there. I know you’ve been hurting but I’ve been waiting to be there for you and I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can. 15


know y o u r parents neverknow be gone for good be nice to your Get to

you

when they’ll

siblings

they’re your best link to

and the people most likely to

past

stick with you in the future

Understand that come and

friends

but with a precious few 16

go you should hold on


Work hard tobridge

g a p s geography

the

in

and

lifestyle

because the

older you get the

more you need the people you knew when you were

young 17


YORK CITY

NEW

once

Live in but leave before it makes you

hard

Live in

Northern once California

but leave before it makes you

soft

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TRAVE


accept certain

inalienable truths: rise prices will politicians will philander

fantasise reasonable that

when

you too will get old and you do you'll when you were young prices were politicians were nobleand c h i l d r e n

respected their elders

EL

Respect your elders

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. 19


Maybe you'll have a

trust fund

Maybe you'll have a butyou when

never either one might run out know

wealthy spouse

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 20

nostalgi


Dispensing it is a WAY of fishing the past from the disposal wiping it off painting over the ugly parts ia and recycling it for MORE than it’s worth 21


But trust me on the

sunscreen

Brother and sister Together we’ll make it through Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there. I know you’ve been hurting but I’ve been waiting to be there for you and I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can.

Everybody’s free Everybody’s free 22

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Everybody's free to wear sunscreen  

Typographic book based on the famous essay 'Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young' by Mary Schmich made famous by Baz Luhrma...

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