Not sure if this is really a “motivational video” to be honest. It’s more a quirky, ‘how to live life with no regrets’ thing.
However, on a few levels this “Wear Sunscreen” video/song is interesting. Originally written in 1997 by Chicago Tribune columnist, Mary Schmich as an imaginary commencement speech or “Guide to Life” for Graduates most of us first got to know it as that curious sunscreen song playing on the radio.
In 1991 Baz Luhrman, better known as the director of such films as Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge etc., released the song “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” in which this column is read word for word. Some memorable sound-bites from the song include:
- Do one thing every day that scares you
- Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts
- Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life
- Get to know your parents…Be nice to your siblings
- Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard
- Don’t expect anyone else to support you
- Be careful whose advice you buy
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