“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.”

These are two of the last lines from the prose poem named Desiderata, written by Max Ehrmann back in 1927, which should be even more applicable on the society of today. The first words, “Go placidly amid the noise and haste…”, was put down on paper in a time where the word stress barley existed, at least if compared to today. The full poem can be found here.

More modern is the essay “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young”, written by Mary Schmich, that is very similar to Desiderata and commonly is called “Wear Suncreen”. The message in both are roughly the same and would probably make miracles for the overall mental health if people would have the capability to listen, comprehend and apply the wisdom that sometimes come from other people and their mistakes. One of the easier ways to digest the content above is probably to listen to Baz Luhrmanns version of it.

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