The stars and the planets will guide you but it’s your heart that’ll show you the way when you get there.

Trust the sky. Trust yourself.


The older you get, the more you learn to see what you’ve been taught to see. When you’re a kid, you see what’s there.

So I was walking my dog one Sunday morning and this little boy riding a Razor scooter followed me. My dog, being a jerk barked at him. I kneeled next to Pete to calm him down. That’s when the little boy asked me what my dog’s name was. I told him it’s “Peter Parker”. He proceeded to tell me the story of “Peter Pan” (ha).

God, anyone who’s around can hear this wonderful conversation, I thought.

I told him my dog was 8 years old. He laughed and said he’s 6. Someday he’ll be as old as my dog, maybe he could be bigger, he continued with the biggest grin in the world

I couldn’t help thinking why anyone would want to be older than 8. But then I remembered a time when I did.

Being older has a price, I told him.

"Everyone wants you to grow older and it’s a trick."

Of course, the little boy didn’t understand why I said that.

And I laughed because I always wanted to be older and ominous like that. Perhaps it was wrong of me to choose a Sunday of all the days to ruin the perspective of a child. God’s watching.

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
— Robert Frost

Things to worry about:

Worry about courage
Worry about Cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Worry about…

Things not to worry about:

Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions

Things to think about:

What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:

(a) Scholarship
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?

In a 1933 letter to his 11-year-old daughter Scottie, F. Scott Fitzgerald produced this poignant and wise list of things to worry, not worry, and think about – the best father’s advice since John Steinbeck’s letter to his son on falling in love and this beautiful letter to 16-year-old Jackson Pollock by his dad.

From F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters.

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