Everybody gotta wear sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann

My first thread post.

I really really really LIKE this by Australian director Baz Luhrmann whose dad died from Skin Cancer. Checkout this song. He offers great life advice!


  • edited October 2016

    Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 1997, wear sunscreen
    If I could offer you 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
    Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this advice now

    Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
    You will never understand the power
    And the beauty of your youth until they've faded
    But trust me, in twenty years
    You will look back at photos of yourself

    And recall in a way you can't grasp now
    How much possibility lay before you
    And how fabulous you really looked
    You are not as fat as you imagine

    Don't worry about the future or worry that know that worrying
    Is as affective as trying to solve an algebra equation
    By chewing bubble gum
    The real troubles in your life are apt to be things
    That never crossed your worried mind
    The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday

    Do one thing every day that scares you, sing
    Don't be reckless with other peoples' hearts
    Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours, floss
    Don't waste your time on jealousy
    Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind
    The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself

    Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults
    If you succeed in doing this, tell me how
    Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements, stretch
    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
    Get plenty of calcium
    Be kind to knees, you'll miss them when they're gone

    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
    Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much
    Or berate yourself either
    Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's

    Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
    Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it
    It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own, dance
    Even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room
    Read the directions even if you don't follow them
    Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly

    Brother and sister together will 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

    Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good
    Be nice to your siblings, they are your best link to your past
    And the people most likely to stick with you in the future
    Understand that friends come and go
    But a precious few, who should hold on

    Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle
    For as the older you get, the more you need the people
    You knew when you were young
    Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard
    Live in northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft

    Travel, 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'll have a wealthy spouse
    But you'll never know when either one will run out
    Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're forty
    It will look eighty-five
    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
    Wishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off
    Painting over the ugly parts and recycling for more than it's worth
    But trust me on the sunscreen

    Brother and sister together will make it through, oh yeah
    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, oh yeah, everybody's free, oh yeah, oh, to feel good

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  • Quote> Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly

    I haven't read a beauty magazine for ages! they always make me feel inadequate. I have bought Beauty Brains book and am learning more... lol 


    Yesterday my hubby listened to the beautybrains podcast with me and heard a husband commenting how buying the book made his wife spend less on beauty products. Hubby said to me if buying the BB book make me spend LESS on skincare, i said i have already bought the book and I am making more informed decisions. I have spend over $100 on books this year. 


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