Advice to my Tyke
I’m not old enough to have all the answers but I’m not too young to give advice either. So I was thinking of the ten most important things I’d like my Tyke to keep in mind for the rest of his life. I know he’ll always have lots of advice. He’ll even start blocking it out as he grows up :). But if a few of these stay with him, it’s all good.
-When you love, do it with trust. It may not work out but you’ll never get anywhere by holding back.
-Follow your dreams. But if you ever feel like you’re in a rut, drop the damn thing and come home. We’re always there for you, no matter what. We’ll help you figure it out.
-Love what you do. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it isn’t unlawful.
-Pick up a sport. It’s the best way to build strength and character.
-Listen to your mother. When you get married, listen to your wife.
-Practice safe sex.
-Earn enough for daily sustenance and a little bit towards your future. Spend the rest of it traveling. Nothing else helps you break out of the cocoon of your ego as the experiences you’ll have across the world. (Think of Douglas Adams’ Total Perspective Vortex)
-Speak up. At work, in your personal life. Nothing can ever be gained from procrastination.
-If you want to experiment and are afraid, ask us. We’ve done shit in our time too and we promise to be objective and understanding.
-Take care of yourself. Don’t forget that you are literally a part of us running amok in the world.