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    dots Submission Name: To My Fellow Childrendots
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    Author: Pietro
    ASL Info:    30/m/cebu
    Elite Ratio:    8 - 298/175/36
    Words: 444
    Class/Type: Misc/Misc
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    Description:
       i was asked to read at an event that promoted road revolution ie more bike lanes and cars are bad and all that good stuff two weeks ago. its theme was generally youth oriented- that the future is in the hands of our young'uns. it was a pretty tall order to be invited to a cause and come up with something that resembles relevance. so i dug deep, and found that there's two things i remember about my formative years over a decade ago; Fightclub and the Sunscreen (90's people would know what im talking about- although technically, im not supposed to talk about it). so here is my amalgamated message to today's youth patterned after two influences of my own childhood peppered with lessons learned today.


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    dotsTo My Fellow Childrendots
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    To my fellow children,

    Wear condoms. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, condoms would be it. Whereas the rest of my advice, has no basis more reliable than my own meandering existence. I will dispense this advice... now.

    Youth is temporary, celebrate it.

    Be good and patient to your parents as they have been good and patient with you. One day, they will need you to feed and clothe them. And then they will be gone.

    The internet is just a tool. Use it. And you are not your profile, or how many likes, followers and comments you get. You are not your mobile device or how many touchscreens you can figure-skate on.

    I say liberate yourself from perfect hair and perfect skin, liberate yourself from the shiny shimmering colourful gadgets aplenty. I say liberate yourself from clever art.

    Emancipate your YAYA*. You will learn more by doing things your fucking self.

    Save.

    You are more dangerous as an individual than as a consumer. Do not suffer the flimsy illusion of consumerist culture. Nurture your individuality and delight in being yourself everyday.

    Pray.

    Prayer is the bow that shoots forth your own spirituality whatever your religion is.

    Forgive.

    Forgive your friends, forgive yourself, forgive your partner. And forgive your government for they are the result of your political apathy. Also know that not all things addictive are illegal.

    Maybe youíll give a fuck, maybe you wonít.

    You are the product of thousands of years of evolution. Fucking act like it.

    Change.

    Donít be surprised that people change, get married and have children. It just means that we're growing up. Today's trends will eventually be tomorrow's garbage. Only few will stand the test of time.

    Fail.

    Do not be afraid to fail. Life's greatest lessons often come in the form of defeat.

    Practice.

    Be good at something. Anything.
    Self-purpose and direction should be your only motivation-

    NOT MONEY.

    You are the oldest you will ever be today, and the youngest that you will ever be again.

    This is your life and it is ending one minute at a time.

    Live.
    Because you are not and will never be' forever 21'**.


















    *yaya is a local term for househelp
    **forever 21 is the name of a franchise fashion botique thats all the rage.




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      yesterday I met a man
    with wooden legs and real feet

    which has nothing to do with this
    maelstrom of poetics

    masquerading as advice
    until the chaos is complete
    | Posted on 2011-12-28 00:00:00 | by rws | [ Reply to This ]
      i agree with Blue Monk...get your "yaya's"out..

    a good word to use...do things yourself...

    ah the rich who have everything done for them...they just don't understand what real life is all about.

    such good advice here..

    and yeah, i give a fuck...so this hits home in so many ways...i am right now visiting my parents who are 89 and 92...still self sufficient, but the day is coming..i am helping them as much as i can while i am here...

    you are so right..they give, we try to give back.

    nice philosophical piece.

    jacob
    | Posted on 2011-12-28 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]
      I enjoyed that very much!
    | Posted on 2011-12-28 00:00:00 | by OneDarkFlame92 | [ Reply to This ]
      ha this so reminds me of fight club. these things are so funny to me because they don't apply directly to anything(not to say that what i write really does, but it's just funny thinking of all the ways this could apply to someones life.) the random cursing was somehow fun.
    | Posted on 2011-12-28 00:00:00 | by cornonthekob | [ Reply to This ]
      I seldom feel compelled to forward something to my own children but this I will. Even if I could manage to compile such a list of advice know that for some reason it's often better received coming from a stranger than from a dad. Thanks!

    P.S. Our evolution has been ongoing for millions of years if we want to get picky. I think I will be using the term "yaya" a bit.
    | Posted on 2011-12-28 00:00:00 | by Blue Monk | [ Reply to This ]
      +1
    | Posted on 2011-12-28 00:00:00 | by trinityfinger | [ Reply to This ]


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