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In 1997 Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich wrote a piece called "Wear Sunscreen."  She said she had never been asked to give a speech at a graduation, but if she was ever asked this is what she would say. 

Here's the original column.

It is brilliant.  It's so good that people thought Kurt Vonnegut wrote it for a commencement speech at MIT.  He told reporters it was not his work and complemented Schmich on writing a good piece.

A couple of years later movie director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet) put the speech to music.

This advice is great not only for new college graduates, but EVERYONE.  I like to read or listen to it at least once a year to help me hit the reset button on life.



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