• Everyone and everything seems normal from a distance.
• When you die you can’t take anything or anyone with you. Memories are all that remain. Make them count.
• If you are breathing now, congratulations! You still have a chance to fulfill your bucket list. Don’t hesitate.
• Don’t make public generalizations about sex, race or age. Doing so will almost certainly bite you in the ass.
• When something is troubling your worried mind, ask yourself this question: “Will this issue really make a difference in my life one year from now?” If the answer is no, move on.
• The key to saving and maintaining a relationship starts with two simple words: “I’m sorry.”
• Never underestimate the joy of life’s simple pleasures…
• Beginnings and endings: Both are powerful, memorable and necessary. Don’t be afraid to start. Don’t be afraid to bring something to an end.
• Alcohol fogs your judgment. Sometimes for the best, and sometimes for the worst. Use accordingly.
• Why wait to look back on it and laugh? You may as well laugh about it now.
• You will appear far smarter in the eyes of others if you simply pay attention to the details they care about, rather than attempting to impress them with your wits.
• Lessons cannot be taught, they can only be learned.
• Compliments go a long way. When given the chance, always make people feel good about themselves.
• True wisdom is achieved through life experience. No book or classroom can teach this.
• Don’t give other people advice unless they ask for it.
• Don’t argue or flirt with someone via email or text messaging. Most people are not poets. The message will get lost in translation, and may end up in the wrong hands altogether.
• Appearance isn’t everything, but it’s something. Purposely neglecting your appearance for the sake of it is just as foolish as judging a book by its cover.
• A little preparation will always save you a lot of grief.
• You cannot do everything, but you can do something. Make it count.
• A small gift from the heart is always better than a large gift from a shopping list.
• Dreams will remain dreams forever if you don’t take action.
• As long as you are alive, there is always more to learn.
• Enjoy yourself. The situation is always lighter than you think.
• What you learn in school does matter. While you may not use the specifics of every classroom lesson, every lesson does expand the core thought process of your mind. Over time you will develop problem solving skills that are universally applicable. No single classroom lesson can teach this, and no single classroom lesson is more important.
• Own up to your mistakes the instant you realize you’ve made them. People will respect your honesty, and your conscience will thank you.
• Concentrate on the things that you can change, forget about the rest.
• Maintain your body, but never be ashamed of it. It’s the greatest tool you’ll ever own.
• Don’t let mistakes from the past corrupt your future ambitions.
• In life and in love, you get what you put in.
• Don’t spend your whole life waiting for the ‘right time’.
• In many cases you will learn more from failure than you will from success.
• Become a critical thinker and always be skeptical of those who dish-out advice. As such, weigh each of these tips against your own experience and judgment.


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