viernes, 11 de mayo de 2007

Usa protector solar

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 4pm 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.

Mary Schmich

Se supone que toda persona adulta dispone de un mínimo de sentido común y sin embargo, que nos cuesta aprender de nuestros mayores y aceptar consejos.

Así que por favor, usad protector solar, como bien dice Mary Schmich en este artículo con el que me he tropezado por ahí. Mi sorpresa ha sido encontrarme con el videoclip al buscar una traducción al castellano.

Buen finde a todos y nos vemos por la playa, que por mi tierra empiezan a hacerse notar los 30º de temperatura.

1 comentario:

Wendeling dijo...

A veces ocurre que sin darte cuenta, te llegan cosas que te hacen sonreir y que hacen que te recorra un escalofrio por el cuerpo. Este post es una de ellas, me ha encantado, de verdad. Gracias por compartirlo con nosotros.
Un besazo preciosa
Anamen 14 Mayo, Lunes 10:59 (Web)

Bueno.. en inglés.. perfecto. No dudo de que será genial :-P.
Zarem 12 Mayo, Sábado 14:43 (Correo) (Web)

Pues claro que hay que usar protección. Más vale prevenir que curar. Eso si, yo la playa la prefiero al atardecer, no soporto el sol de mediodía.
lara 12 Mayo, Sábado 11:06 (Correo) (Web)

Gracias Irene, por los datos complementarios.

Y gracias a todos por vuestros comentarios.

Besos de una maia.
Wendeling 12 Mayo, Sábado 00:10 (Web)

Caramba, vi este video varias veces hace años, en la tele, nada menos que en "del 40 al 1" de canal+. Recuerdo que jugaba a "entender lo que decia", no pillaba mucho entonces pero lo de estudiar ingles siempre me lo he tomado muy a pecho jeje. Quien lo iba a decir, Ya ni me acordaba de el.
Por cierto, recuerdo que es de Bazz Luhrman, el mismo de "Moulin Rouge", y la cancion que suena de fondo es "Everybody's free" de la BSO de otra de sus peliculas, "Romeo y Julieta" por si alguien tiene curiosidad en saberlo.
E investigando veo que el video es de 1997, pues si que ha pasado el tiempo rapido desde que lo vi, tengo que empezar a seguir sus consejos YA :S
Irene 11 Mayo, Viernes 23:43 (Correo) (Web)

Genial el video,geniales las palabras. Yo lo leí hace unos días q me pasó un link una amiga y llegó justo en el momento q más lo necesitaba.Algunas veces necesitamos q nos digan q usemos protector solar, un empujoncito para disfrutar más los días.
Un besote.
Siriade. 11 Mayo, Viernes 22:58 (Correo)

Me encanta, me encanta. ¿Seremos capaces de seguir esos consejos y vivir según ellos?

Usaré protector solar... aunque, la verdad, la playa me gusta para vivirla y disfrutarla y no para tumbarme al sol cual lagarto congelado ;)

Nanny-Ogg 11 Mayo, Viernes 22:02 (Correo) (Web)

Es cojonudo, Wen.

Me encantas, colega.

Usaré protección solar y seguiré leyéndote.
wolffo 11 Mayo, Viernes 19:24 (Correo) (Web)

impresionante, que bueno, si si, muy bueno, que pases un buen fin de semana
lois lain 11 Mayo, Viernes 17:48 (Correo) (Web)

Lo he visto en otro blog. Me ha encantado. Me he emocionado que no veas... que bonito todo lo que dice...
Un besazo y feliz finde.
Igrein 11 Mayo, Viernes 17:32 (Web)