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Daily Diaries: Wear Sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann, Your Five Minutes’ Worth of Pure Inspiration

Daily Diaries: Wear Sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann, Your Five Minutes’ Worth of Pure Inspiration

With nearly 12 million views, this motivational video will be your ultimate dose of inspiration. Originally authored in 1997 entitled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich, this was later turned to a video by Australian film director Baz Luhrmann.

We picked out our top favorite nuggets of wisdom to remind us that in life, we can always Wear Suncreen, and by that, Schmich actually mean the following:


“Do one thing every day that scares you.” That sounds a bit outrageous at first, doesn’t it? Who wants to get out of their comfort zone on a daily basis? And it didn’t even say, do one thing that’s inconvenient. It said, one thing that scares you. But well, you know what they say, the greatest rewards come from doing the things you’re most afraid of.


“Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.” The law of karma. The golden rule. And if that’s not enough, how about that famous line from The Perks of Being a Wallflower: We accept the love we think we deserve. Need we say more?


“Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.” Make any floor your dancefloor. Just never underestimate the power of moving your body to any given beat, even if you think you have two left feet.


“The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.” While it’s perfectly okay to change and become a better version of yourself, it also helps to have friends who remind you of your authentic self when you start to dislike what you’ve turned into, because hey, it happens.


“Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.” Everybody has something to say, and while you don’t have to listen and follow through everything, you can well appreciate their efforts for caring enough to share with you their thoughts. 


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