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5 pieces of essential life advice from seniors

Hard times will pass

Hard times will pass

Your 20s are very turbulent times. You want so much for yourself and have such high expectations and wishes to succeed.

Don't get carried away with how hard is all seems. Growing up is much like the weather. When you hit big storms, it may seem like they're going to overwhelm you. It will change - the sun will come out again.

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Focus on collaboration

To get someone to act on your advice, it’s going to mean giving up at least some of the credit for it. 

When the person receiving your advice feels like they had a hand in creating it—with guidance from you, the expert, of course—they’re far more likely to act on it.

Show your work

In this case, you’re showing your work because it instills trust, and trust is critical for acceptance. 

When you show you work, the person you’re advising doesn’t have to take your recommendations on blind faith. They can see exactly how you got to your advice and buy into it along the way.

Don't let setbacks define you

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Be generous

It can be more rewarding than riches.

Keanu is thought to have made about $110 million from Matrix, $75 million of which he reportedly gave to the special effects team and costume design department. He also bought the entire stunt team their own Harley Davidson motorcycles. Over the years, Keanu has also given millions to charities including PETA, the SickKids Foundation, and Stand Up To Cancer.

Let passion drive you

Keanu always seems to have put his personal ambitions, morals and preferences before simply taking a job to make money. 

Perhaps the most famous example of Keanu’s ‘do what you love’ spirit is found when he dismissed $11 million to be in the Speed sequel or a chance to star alongside Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino in the 1995 movie Heat. Instead he chose to partake in a small production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.