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Throwback Thursday: ‘Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen’ [Video]

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The best advice ever dished out on the radio!

I’ve had this song stuck in my head for a few weeks, so I figured I would share it with you today, seeing as how it’s a Throwback Thursday.

I guess it’s not actually a song, just a guy talking over a beat. The class of 1999 will especially remember this because they graduated with this song. Even though the advice was meant for that particular graduating class, all of it still rings true today.

According to Wikipedia, there’s actually a pretty cool background to the lyrics of this song. essay written as a potential commencement speech by Mary Schmich, and published in a June 1997 Chicago Tribune column titled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young.”


Director Baz Luhrmann later picked it up and it became what it is now.

Don’t worry about the future
Or know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind
The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday
Do one thing every day that scares you
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts
Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours

By the way, the sun is shining more around West Michigan, remember to wear your sunscreen!

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