5 Pieces Of Wisdom At Age 47 – And One Mistake Everyone Should Make

With today marking the 47th year of my life, I thought it fitting and exciting to post this. I would say I have gathered a little wisdom through my time. One example of that is the wisdom to keep things brief. That’s why I chose to limit my list to 5 things.

For the past several years, I have blogged every day. Blogging is writing and sharing. There is also a tech element to it that I greatly enjoy. Blogging has taught me books-worth of information about life. Thanks for being a reader of my thoughts, whether through prose, diary, or movie reviews. I digress however, here is my tiny set of wisdom points, shared with you my friends, family, and readers:

  • Anything I want to be known for I ought to be doing.
  • Maintain a guilty pleasure every day. If it eels like too much once in a while take breaks from it. (Like coffee for example)
  • “Do not go to them, let them come to you.” -Morrissey
  • If you’re nervous it’s time to slow your pace.
  • Breathe. Study breathing. Practice breathing. Read about mindfulness.

And last but not least: The one mistake all should make is:

  • Stand in haste to speak once or twice. If you can find the bravery this is akin to a personal university one gains a PhD from.

Thanks to all my friends for the happy birthday wishes! Also, thanks for reading my blog, a guilty pleasure of mine :) I hope some more wisdom comes through that once in a while.

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”