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Advice is a form of nostalgia, and why everything is transient

By December 23, 2020 December 27th, 2020 No Comments

Gillian Roddie has seen more than her fair share of life’s ups and downs. Here, she looks back at it all and dispenses some of the best advice that she has…

“Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.” Baz Luhrmann, Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

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