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(WQAD Quad Cities)   Elderly neighbors pass on advice to graduating high school seniors, like "Listen to your mom and dad," "Eat something sweet every day," "Be kind or you'll have to empty your own colostomy bag"   (wqad.com) divider line
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2020-05-20 12:36:33 PM  
Boomers: will they ever STFU
 
2020-05-20 2:21:46 PM  
Not having in-person graduation is NOT the end of the world. You won't even remember most of it 20 years from now.
 
2020-05-20 2:51:07 PM  
Wear sunscreen?
 
2020-05-20 3:42:36 PM  
I can all too easily imagine my evil racist step mother passing on her particular nuggets of "wisdom."

... and I deleted all the examples I've heard from her...  You're welcome.
 
2020-05-20 3:59:07 PM  
I will "only" be 60 this year, but this is what I would tell graduating seniors:

Lend only as much money as you can afford to lose.  If you lend someone money once and they never pay it back, never lend them money again.

Never sign a lease with a bunch of friends.  It will not end well.

Never co-sign for anyone.  If they need a co-signer, they cannot afford what they are buying.

Never, ever date someone at work.

On a more positive note:

No one on their deathbed says "I wish I had worked more"...take time to smell the daisies.

If you find yourself going a whole month without ever laughing, you should drop everything and reinvent yourself.

If you are lonely, adopt a pet, it might save your life.

Get out into nature as much as possible.  It is good for the soul.

If you are bored, learn something new; paint, knit, learn a language, do something you've never done before.
 
2020-05-20 7:00:24 PM  
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2020-05-21 9:52:51 PM  
All I could really tell younger people is this: "I'm sorry, I'm so so sorry"
 
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