Graduations are coming up soon. Commencement speakers and well-wishers will be giving lots of advice for life. Imagine for a moment yourself at age 18. Think about the lessons you learned the hard way. What advice would you give that teen to make life ahead easier, better, smarter? Here are excerpts from celebrities in a book called “Dear Me” by Joseph Galliano.
Stephen King, author: “Stay away from recreational drugs... You are a junkie waiting to happen.”
James Belushi, actor: “Everyone will know you exist after you play Luther Billis in ‘South Pacific.’ You won’t have to get in trouble any more to get attention.”
Hugh Jackman, actor: “Keep writing down one list... and one list only... 5 things you love to do and 5 things you are good at. They will keep changing, but one day they will line up and that will be your path. P.S. Buy shares in Google.”
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Alice Cooper, musician: “Trashy girls are exciting for about five minutes... Keep your eye out for a really good-looking church girl. Then you will have the best of both worlds.”
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