9 Lessons From A Dude [video]

Tim Minchin stars at UWA Graduation Ceremony

Tim Minchin gives some wonderful advice for everyone no matter what stage of life you're in:

  1. You don't have to have a dream. 
  2. Don't seek happiness. 
  3. Remember it's all luck. 
  4. Exercise.
  5. Be hard on your opinions.
  6. Be a teacher!
    Please! Please! Please be a teacher. Teachers are the most admirable and important people in the world. You don't have to do it forever but if you're in doubt about what to do be an amazing teacher. Just for your 20s be a teacher. Be a primary school teacher. Especially if you're a bloke. We need male primary school teachers. Even if you're not a teacher, be a teacher. Share your ideas. Don't take for granted your education. Rejoice in what you learn and spray it.
  7. Define yourself by what you love.
  8. Respect people with less power than you.
  9. Finally, don't rush. 
Thanks Tim Minchin.

There is only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence and that is fill it. Not fillet. Fill it. And in my opinion, until I change it, life is best filled by learning as much as you can about as much as you can. Taking pride in whatever you're doing. Having compassion, sharing ideas, running, being enthusiastic and then there's love and travel and wine and sex and art and kids and giving and mountain climbing, but you know all that stuff already. It's an incredibly exciting thing, this one meaningless life of yours.

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