Sandeep Purao’s Blog

February 2, 2008

Rules for Aging

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandeep @ 7:20 am

Several years ago, a colleague shared these with me, written in the form of a short essay by Roger Rosenblatt, a participant in Jim Lehrer’s Newshour on PBS. I have found them quite useful and interesting and incredibly difficult to adhere to. See what you think:

1. It doesn’t matter
2. Nobody is thinking about you
3. Do not go to your left
4. Give honest, frank and open criticism to nobody, ever

The essay ends thus: “I know younger people will not heed my advice anyway. So the guideline I offer them is: Don’t. Go ahead and stay awake worrying what people are thinking about you, work on your weaknesses, and criticize your friends. It doesn’t matter.”

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