10 pieces of advice I could not understand at 20

At the age of twenty advice is not something that is always easily accepted or understood. All that changes with time.

Good advice is not always available to everyone. Even if it were available to me at the age of twenty, I was not a person that was ready to listen or act on any of it. Here are a few thing's I wish I heard or listen too many years ago.

  1. Find your passion. -- Dream big and never settle. By knowing what you want in life, it is all within reach.
  2. Be the best person you can be. --  Start early and stay on course.
  3. Steer clear of the charlatans, lifers, and the toxic. -- You become who you know.
  4. One day you will miss your youthful body -- love it and take care of it.
  5. Education is IMPORTANT! -- Not only classes you take in school, what you learn about yourself and people around you is just important.
  6. Travel -- Take a journey to a new place, even if it is just the next town down the road. Immerse in a new culture, or experience. Your mind can open in many new ways.
  7. Make thing's happen -- Opportunities often hides behind rocks, be a person that looks under every rock in your way and then finds more.
  8. Start saving money now -- Money is NOT the root of all evil. It is a necessity of life that needs to be embraced.
  9. Real Men do cry -- Get in touch with your emotions, it's okay to be sensitive and caring.
  10. Find people in your life you can trust -- When you do, keep them in your life.

Thanks Mary for reminding me of  #11. It's never too late for #1-#10. -

If this list does not work for you, start early with your own list.  Review it and follow your heart. - Ooh La La

THE FACES
"Ooh La La"
(Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood)

Poor old Granddad
I laughed at all his words
I thought he was a bitter man
He spoke of women's ways

"They'll trap you, then they use you
Before you even know
For love is blind and you're far too kind
Don't ever let it show"

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger.
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger.

The Can Can's such a pretty show
They'll steal your heart away
But backstage, back on earth again
The dressing rooms are grey

They come on strong and it ain't too long
Before they make you feel a man
But love is blind and you soon will find
You're just a boy again

When you want her lips, you get a cheek
Makes you wonder where you are
If you want some more and she's fast asleep
Then she's twinkling with the stars.

"Poor young grandson, there's nothing I can say
You'll have to learn, just like me
And that's the hardest way
Ooh la la"

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger.
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger.

A big thanks to David Phillips for the music selection! 

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