Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

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    If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
    it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
    scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
    than my own meandering
    experience…I will dispense this advice now.

    Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
    understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
    But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
    recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
    you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you

    Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
    effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
    bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
    never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
    on 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 who are reckless with yours.


    Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
    you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with

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

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


    Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
    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 won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
    chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
    congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
    choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
    use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
    think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever

    Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your 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 never know when they’ll be gone for

    Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
    people most likely to stick with you in the future.

    Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
    should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
    lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
    knew when you were 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.


    Accept 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, politicians were
    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 have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
    might run out.

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

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

    But trust me on the sunscreen…


    dbnunley, bytegirl24, OwenHearn, and 43 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Jeff Rose Photography 74 months ago | reply

      Wow!Great capture!!

    2. Psychedelic Surfer 74 months ago | reply

      awesome shot great composition

    3. shotzy 74 months ago | reply

      Great capture of the start of the race!

    4. dbnunley 74 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot and better advice. :D

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    5. bytegirl24 74 months ago | reply

      love the color, line and composition.. this is very cool!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. pankaj.anand 74 months ago | reply

      what a capture..too gud ..love the line created by them

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    8. Sai Achanta 74 months ago | reply

      brilliant composition..love the angle of the shot

    9. macone2 74 months ago | reply

      Love this image. The vertical line of swimmers sets this off.

    10. Tim Poulton 74 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture!

    11. IngaPlinga77 74 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot, so well composed. Love how it actually makes you feel the anticipation :)
      I love the lyrics too. That song always make you stop and think, doesn't it?

    12. alphazeta 73 months ago | reply

      Wonderful composition, super colours and a perfect moment frozen in time.

      Thanks for the advice :-)

    13. maeame (not actually back yet...soon though) 73 months ago | reply

      funky and fun shot! love that song! i miss my knees! :~)
      love all the colours here!

    14. shotzy 71 months ago | reply

      Its a great photo. And I enjoyed reading your advice.

    15. Dragonfyre20 (Wayne) 71 months ago | reply

      That is excellent advice my friend and I must say that your shrimp shot on the barbie has made me head for the kitchen because it makes my mouth water viewing it. You have some incredible photos of Australia. What a wonderful country and people. Thanks for sharing.


    16. holly.healy 71 months ago | reply

      this is a really fun colorful and well composed shot I like how there is a good space between the surfers and the ocean. I can picture them running into the sea. well done.

    17. pedrouranga 66 months ago | reply

      Magnificient image.

    18. >michael 65 months ago | reply

      Outstanding capture.

    19. Matthew Kenwrick 62 months ago | reply

      good message and photo

    20. Peter Kofler 15 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this great picture and thank you for licensing this CC. I used it in the introducing slides for the Global Day of Coderetreat 2015 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. It was the perfect picture for the subject of getting started. Thanks again.

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