My eldest son is graduating from college this weekend, and for the last month I've been working on writing a note to put in with his graduation present. How do you squeeze over 22 years of advice and love into a couple of inches of white space?
Wash your hands often. Always say please and thank you. Be respectful of your elders. When you make a mistake, admit it and apologize. Hands are not for hurting. No means no. Appreciate the gifts you've been given. Be generous. Remember that we're all the same inside, except for White Sox fans, who are obviously aliens from another planet. Don't drink and drive. Don't get into a car when the driver has been drinking. Keep current with the news. Make time to read for pleasure. Treasure your friends. Temper trust with caution. Love unconditionally.
Work hard. Be happy. Have fun.
So...I'm wondering if my (4? 5?) ChicagoNow readers can help me out. What is the best advice you were given as a young adult? Conversely, what do you wish someone had told you?
I'm looking forward to hearing your suggestions, and...thanks.
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