2005-05-04

Wear Sunscreen

The article appearing below was a part of presentation made by one of the alum last week. I was so impressed with it that I googled and pulled out the 'original' from the net. For want to creativitiy, I have shamelessly copy-pasted the article. The article goes by the title "Wear Sunscreen,” written in 1997 by columnist Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune. I have however removed a few sections to suit a larger audience.

You must read the text because of its enlightening value. Then, you listen to it.
http://www.mp3dimension.com/BazLuhrman/EverybodyIsFreeToWea/
Song Title: Baz Luhrman - Everybody Is Free to Wear Sunscreen
Real URL: http://homepage.powerup.com.au/ ~songhurs/ every.mp3
Lyrics from: Baz Luhrman

With music in the background, the impact of the same words is profound and transforming. Music, it almost appears,is the sound of God.

Here goes the text.......

Ladies and gentlemen

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 bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blind side you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Sing.
Don't be reckless with other people's 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 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 livingroom.
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.
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 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.

4 comments:

Nomad said...

the lyrics sound familiar,if am not wrong,they were also used at the end of the movie "big kahuna" -> kevin spacey

anyway,thanks for the lyrics , i was searching for these lyrics for a long long time

adios
adi
http://nomad-i.blogspot.com

itheabsolute said...

aditya

the lyrics are played in the movie during the closing credits

cheers

Anonymous said...

Hi!
You have missed a small part of the lyrics, just before the exclamation "Travel" you should insert the text "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."

Cheers!

Thomas

itheabsolute said...

hi thomas

Thanks for reading the blog

as i had written in the blog, i have edited it slightly to suit large audience. living in NY and California is not relevant for all

cheers

2005-05-04

Wear Sunscreen

The article appearing below was a part of presentation made by one of the alum last week. I was so impressed with it that I googled and pulled out the 'original' from the net. For want to creativitiy, I have shamelessly copy-pasted the article. The article goes by the title "Wear Sunscreen,” written in 1997 by columnist Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune. I have however removed a few sections to suit a larger audience.

You must read the text because of its enlightening value. Then, you listen to it.
http://www.mp3dimension.com/BazLuhrman/EverybodyIsFreeToWea/
Song Title: Baz Luhrman - Everybody Is Free to Wear Sunscreen
Real URL: http://homepage.powerup.com.au/ ~songhurs/ every.mp3
Lyrics from: Baz Luhrman

With music in the background, the impact of the same words is profound and transforming. Music, it almost appears,is the sound of God.

Here goes the text.......

Ladies and gentlemen

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 bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blind side you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Sing.
Don't be reckless with other people's 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 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 livingroom.
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.
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 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.

4 comments:

Nomad said...

the lyrics sound familiar,if am not wrong,they were also used at the end of the movie "big kahuna" -> kevin spacey

anyway,thanks for the lyrics , i was searching for these lyrics for a long long time

adios
adi
http://nomad-i.blogspot.com

itheabsolute said...

aditya

the lyrics are played in the movie during the closing credits

cheers

Anonymous said...

Hi!
You have missed a small part of the lyrics, just before the exclamation "Travel" you should insert the text "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."

Cheers!

Thomas

itheabsolute said...

hi thomas

Thanks for reading the blog

as i had written in the blog, i have edited it slightly to suit large audience. living in NY and California is not relevant for all

cheers