i’ve made one of these lists annually for the past few years.
i’ve lived 21 years and here are 21 things i’ve learned.
-try to live your life with less plans. less plans = less expectations = more opportunities for new things = more fun.
-greek. yogurt. is. so. good.
-be someone you’d like to meet.
-people are just people, they shouldn’t make you nervous.
-a person is the summary of the 10 people they choose to spend the most time with.
-an aux cord on a road trip is a complete game changer.
-people’s birthdays are important- spend time with them on their birthday.
-when you meet someone for the first time, realize that you know nothing about them. you see race, gender, age, clothes. forget it. you know nothing. those biased assumptions that pop into your head because of the way your brain likes categories, are limiting your life, and others’ lives.
-double the battery life of your phone by putting the damn thing down once in a while.
-stuff is just stuff. hoard time instead.
-even when you’re looking out for other people, remember to look out for yourself.
-“stop. collaborate and listen”- vanilla ice.
-you will never look like the girl in the magazine. the girl in the magazine doesn’t even look like the girl in the magazine.
-you should probably just do what you want.
-hurt people hurt people.
-use candy bars as forks and-or spoons.
-if the cat isn’t looking at you, the cat isn’t listening.
-looking at life through the lens of fear and cynicism does no good but seeing life through the lens of hope and potential takes us to places we can only dream of.
-make it look like you did it on purpose.
-do everything in your power to make everyone’s lives better. the only goal we can ever really have as a species is equality of happiness.