Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What I've Learned

1. There was a time when a guy would buy a guitar or a drum set and learn how to play it. Now, cats want to be D.J.'s and "make beats". I must be getting old. What happened to making music?

2. My mother always taught me to take my highs with my lows. Nowadays, that message seems more relevant than ever!

3. Writing or telling a good story relies more on instinct than intelligence, though you do need both to pull it off.

4. When you come from a large (and loud) opinionated family, you have to have some sort of mental toughness in order to be taken seriously.

5. Never try to recreate a good day. It'll never turn out the same. There will always be a variable that will make the experience different.

6. Life should never frighten you... it should exhilarate and validate you!

7. The older you get, you find there are fewer people's advice that is actually relevant.

8. The truth is, it's not until your life becomes about something much bigger than you, that it really becomes fulfilling.

9. I have said that I wanted to live to be 100 years old ever since I was in grade school... but now, I'm thinking about how many people you probably have to say goodbye to en route to that milestone and it doesn't seem quite as great anymore.

10. When I die, I hope I can feel the way I did the day I graduated from high school... "This was great, but now it's time to move on to the next thing."


Niecy said...

I like this list. It makes perfect sense. I totally agree with number 9. I used to want to live forever, but now...not so much. It would be too sad. Watching those whom you love die. Nope, too sad for me. But I do like your blog!!!
Keep up the Awesome Work!!!

The Brown Blogger said...

Number nine... Yep.

Mizrepresent said...

Love the list as always. I feel you and your mother on #2. And #4 is a definite. I live by #7. And #10 is a winner! Great post, thanks for making me think and reminisce.

Felicia Monique said...

#5, #8, and #9 -- Yes!


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