I’m typically sceptical of ‘life lessons’ like this. However, this list of 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice, by technology writer Kevin Kelly is particularly good.

  • The purpose of a habit is to remove that action from self-negotiation. You no longer expend energy deciding whether to do it. You just do it. Good habits can range from telling the truth, to flossing.
  • When an object is lost, 95% of the time it is hiding within arm’s reach of where it was last seen. Search in all possible locations in that radius and you’ll find it.
  •  Before you are old, attend as many funerals as you can bear, and listen. Nobody talks about the departed’s achievements. The only thing people will remember is what kind of person you were while you were achieving.
  • Never get involved in a land war in Asia.

Worth a glance