“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Things I want my child to know about life, a THREAD:
This too shall pass.
What they say is required is not really what is required.
The whole world is not looking at you.
Good news: You have a lot of years ahead of you.
Bad news: Those years will start passing more quickly.
Don’t use humor as a weapon. Employ it as a defense.
Master a skill, then master another.
You are far from the only nervous person in the room.
Don’t burn bridges. You may need them sooner than you think.
Worry less and strive to reduce your fears. Years from now, you’ll shake your head at the way minor matters used to trouble you.
Keep your word. Do what you say you will do.
Be reluctant to assign bad motives to others. Most of us are blundering, not conspiring.
There are many times when it is better to be kind than clever.
Each breakup brings you closer to the person who is right for you.
Learn as much as you can, about as many things as you want.
Don’t manage your time. Invest it.
Actions rule your life, words only help