Taking a Moment to Prioritize my Life

Taking a Moment to Prioritize my Life
I have been taking a moment, a pause, a full stop in my life, maybe I will have insight, you know, that epiphany thing, that sudden change from being bored to an enlightened being. I know, this does not happen, I just bore my friends more talking about it.

I worry about becoming hard, I try to remember to listen to Wade,
"Walk Slow."
I would add, avoid the people who walk fast, and people who say they are too busy, they are not busy, but their brain like an old rerun on television, you have already watched before, so change channels.

There is this excellent song, maybe a video, whatever, watch it, it can help to clear the mind, I know the secret to happiness lies in where you hang your hat, and who you choose to listen too.

I think this quote is excellent advice:
"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.
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June 1, 1997 The Chicago Tribune
by Mary Schmich

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97:

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 not understand the power and beauty of your youth 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 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, but know that worrying is as effective 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 blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


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.


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.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your 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 of 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 living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're 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 with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you 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 never know when either one might run out.

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 nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.


Note, I do not wear sunscreen, and would call myself a sun worshipper, careful, do not become to soft, the problems is your brain, you think too much.

Taking a Moment to Prioritize my Life


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Andy, I don't think you could walk slow if you tried!!!! You're mind is like a run-away train moving a million miles a freaking second..... And stop all this crap about being down...i know you are not down and prioritizing life...life is good!!!!! and you probably are surrounded by pretty girls right now...hahaha

Oooh... Mira enters the room, note Mira that speed is relative, a comparision between my mind and others is not a good thing. I always feel like a Lamborghini behind a John Deere Tractor.

Mira you know me personally, I am geek, remember, and you do not like me, remember?

Where is Mira?

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