Att göra en repris på de bästa visdomsord som finns.




Det finns så många vackra visdomsord, sagda av så många innerligt vackra människor att man kan bli lite tokig ibland. Jag älskar att läsa tankeväckare, såna som liksom slingrar in sig i maggropen och lägger sig tillrätta.

Men den absolut bästa visdomstexten jag vet är en som jag haft med förr här på bloggen; Baz Luhrmans pratlåt ”Wear Sunscreen”. Den träffar helt rätt, rad för rad.


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, never mind

you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve 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



Don’t worry about the future

Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday

Do one thing every day that scares you

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts
Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours



Remember 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


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 own

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room

Read the directions even if you don’t follow them




Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good
Be nice to your siblings, they’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go – but a precious few, who should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle; for as 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’ll have a wealthy spouse
But you never know when either one
might run out




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.


(Låten går att lyssna på här).



13 kommentarer till “Att göra en repris på de bästa visdomsord som finns.

  1. Jaa, bättre sammanfattning av kloka livsregler finns inte. Perspektiv på saker, mindre oro, ömhet för både sig själv och andra. Och inför sina knän. 🙂

  2. Hej fina du! Jag ÄLSKAR den texten!! Den är så fin o ända sen jag hörde den fösta gången en stor favorit!! Jag tycker, på ngt sätt att den är lite sorglig, el ja nostalgisk, jag blir alltid gråtmild när jag hör den! Stor kram Lisa S i H-viken

  3. åh tack så mycket för att du påminde mig om den låten!! den är så bra! värd att upprepa varje ord till sig själv då och då… den säger så mycket om livet, det vet jag nu när jag är 40… 🙂

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