Life Lesson: Everybody’s Free (To Wear Suncreen)

This is a great piece of music from the 90s which has words of wisdom for everyone, but especially for the young, on how to lead a happier life. I’d recommend showing it to kids from about the age of ten upwards.

For those who are interested, it originated as a 1997 essay titled Advice, Like Youth, is Probably Just Wasted on the Young and written in 1997 by Mary Schmich, a columnist with the Chicago Tribune. This version, set to music and released in 1999, with words spoken by the director Baz Luhrmnann, makes it much more accessible and the video that goes with it is pretty good too! You can find out more about it on its Wikipedia page.

You can purchase this song here (for based in the UK) or here (for those based in the USA).

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About The Author: This post was written by Colin Drysdale, the creator of How To Raise A Happy Genius.

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