Thursday, September 12, 2013

#SBBC Day 12 - Life Advice For a Young Family Member.

Hi!

Today's beauty prompt was a comparison or dupe - here are a list of links to posts I've done comparing some different products:

DIY YSL Tuxedo Nails
NYX Sky Pink Lipstick - Dupe for MAC Angel?
China Glaze 'For Audrey' vs Essence 'You Belong To Me'
O.P.I vs Catrice vs Chanel - Graphite/Peridot a-likes
GOSH Holographic vs Holographic Hero vs Color Club Harp On It
Chanel Taboo - a €3 dupe?

On to the life advice for a young person in the family - I don't think there's any finer advice out there than the words of this song. It's a favourite of mine, and I've often credited Baz Luhrmann with it - but it originally took the form of an article entitled Advice, like Youth, Probably Just Wasted on the Young by Mary Schmich. It appeared in the Chicago Tribune in 1997, and was Mary's idea of the commencement speech she would give if she were ever asked to write one. You can read it here.

Just listen to the lyrics. Really listen to them. It makes me cry, but then again I cried when someone was sent home on The Great British Bake Off, so that may not be an indication of how powerful it is.







11 comments:

  1. one of my favs too... and only learning the lessons as I get older sadly!

    There may have been a tear.... but I'm no crier at the bake-off!
    xxx

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    1. Same here, I don't think I ever paid much attention to the words years ago! Ugh, I cried when they sent Ali home, I'm such an amateur :/ x

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  2. Every time I listen to that song, it gets me all over again!

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    1. It's really been getting to me over the past year or so too, very powerful x

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    1. Yay! The Irish one starts on Thursday, should be really good too x

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  4. Ahh I didn't know it wasnt written by Baz Luhrmann! It is great advice :P

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    1. I only found that out this year! It's really well written x

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  5. I've turned into such a soppy sap of late - I've just finished watching Les Miserables (the one with Liam Neeson) - I'm still weepy eyed after it! I always cry at the end of movies (well not comedies, that would just be plain weird!) and sad books, I'm always just one sad violin piece from getting a hanky out!

    I'mm off to check out your dupes list too - gotta love the dupes! :D

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    1. Oh I've cried at comedies too!! I have no shame, I can easily cry on command ;-)

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  6. I cried the first time I watched this, in a lecture in college.... Oh dear. I still cry at it now! It's such fine advice and has such meaning. I love it!

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