Sunscreen – worth considering

Everybody’s Free (to wear sunscreen)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of -99, Wear sunscreen!

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, Sunscreen would be it!

A long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, where as the rest of my advice has no basis nor reliable than my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, never mind you will not understand your power and beauty of your youth until they faded, but trust me, in 20 years when you look back at photos of your self 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 affective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble-gum. The real troubles in your life have to be things that never crossed your worried mind, that kind that blindside at four p.m. at some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy, some time you’re ahead, sometime you’re behind, the race is long. And in the end it’s up to your self.

Remember compliments you’ll receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep you old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you wanna do with you 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’ll won’t.

Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75 wedding-anniversary.

What ever you do, don’t congratulate your self to much or berate your self either. Your choices are half chance so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it in any way you can, don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it, it is the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.


Even if you have no where to do it than in you own 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’ll never know when they will be gone for good. Be nice to you siblings, they are your the best link to your past and they are 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 put the gap in geography and life style, because the older you’ll get the more you’ll need the people you knew when you where 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.


Except 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 and politicians where 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 wealthy spouse, but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time your 40 it will look 85.

Be careful of who’s advice you buy, but be patient with those how supply it, advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the dispose and wiping it off and painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it is worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen!

Baz Luhrmann Presents – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Tim Cox / Nigel Swanston

Peermusic Ltd.

Ó 1999 Bazmark Inq. / EMI Music Australia Pty. Ltd

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