THIS MORNING I was reading Letters to Our Younger Selves on Oprah's e-newsletter. It was an interesting compilation of short notes famous people would tell their twenty-something selves if they could.
There's no disputing the fact that living life is the best way to acquire knowledge about how to live it. Just by the doing we learn what works and what doesn't. And if we're smart, we're watching others, learning from their successes and failures too.
Well, I'm not famous, or packed with infinite wisdom but reading this makes me wonder about what I would say to my twenty-something self.
I think I'd tell myself: Don't worry. The future isn't nearly as dismal as you've been led to believe and most people are kind, decent human beings. Learn to see the gray as well as you see the black and white. Ignoring your preconceived judgments is not a weakness but a sign of strength.
What would you say to your younger self?