As a millennial, you’ll find that people are always giving you advice—whether you asked for it or not. I wrote down some of my favorite lines I’ve picked up Gen X, Baby Boomers, and the Greatest Generation.
What have you learned from your elders?
On careers: Find something you like doing. If you don’t, it’ll be hard to wake up in the morning.
On birthdays: After you turn 25, your brain cells start dying faster than they get created. Remember that.
On drinking: After three shots of tequila, stop. Just stop.
On cooking: You’re better than Ramen Noodles.
On children: Your body won’t always look this way. Just wait ‘til you start having kids.
On traveling: If you’re going from Chicago to San Fran on the Amtrak, you better get good and loaded before you go.
On money: Don’t blow all your money on bottled water.
On exercise: Run a marathon now. It’ll just hurt more later.
On relationships: There’s always another boy around the corner.
On aging: When you get to be 95, it’s either going to be the booze or Excedrin that kills you. Maybe both.