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Dear Liz,

Thank you and God Bless
marty

Elizabeth Patterson wrote:
> 
> Marty, I loved this. The advice is all so good.
> Liz
> 
> --- kcorrigan@chgw.com wrote:
> > Dear Marty:  Wow!  That was an excellent speech -- brilliant, in fact.
> > I've read a couple of his books and enjoyed them, although I thought he
> > was nuts.  I don't anymore!  LOL  Love, Kathy
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > [ mailto:owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > <mailto:owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com> ]On Behalf Of Martin Auslander
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 8:55 AM
> > To: mol cancer
> > Subject: [MOL] Commencement Speech
> >
> >
> > Good Morning My FRiends,
> >
> > Thought you might enjoy this
> >
> >
> > This is the Commencement address that Kurt Vonnegut recently gave at
> > MIT:
> >
> > Wear sunscreen.  If I could offer you only one tip for the future,
> > sunscreen would be it.  The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been
> > proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more
> > reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice
> > now.
> >
> > Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind.  You will not
> > understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.  But
> > trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and
> > recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you
> > and
> > how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.
> >
> > Don't worry about the future. Know that worrying is as effective as
> > trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real
> > troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your
> > worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle
> > Tuesday.
> >
> >  Do one thing every day that scares you.
> >
> >  Sing.
> >
> >  Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people
> > who are reckless with yours.
> >
> >  Floss.
> >
> > Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes
> > you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with
> > yourself.
> >
> > Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed
> > in doing this, tell me how.
> >
> > Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
> >
> > Stretch.
> >
> > Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your
> > life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they
> > wanted
> > to do with their lives.  Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I
> > know
> > still don't.
> >
> > Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when
> > they're gone.
> >
> > Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't.  Maybe you'll have children,
> > maybe you won't.  Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the
> > funky
> > chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't
> > congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either.  Your
> > choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.
> >
> > Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can.  Don't be afraid of it or
> > of what other people think of it.  It's the greatest instrument you'll
> > ever own.
> >
> > Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
> >
> > Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
> >
> > Do not read beauty magazines.  They will only make you feel ugly.
> >
> > Get to know your parents.  You never know when they'll be gone for
> > good.
> >
> > Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the
> > people most likely to stick with you in the future.
> >
> > Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you
> > should hold on.
> >
> > Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the
> > older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were
> > young.
> >
> > Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.
> >
> > Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
> >
> > Travel.
> >
> > Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise.  Politicians will
> > philander. You too, will get old.  And when you do, you'll fantasize
> > that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were
> > noble, and children respected their elders.
> >
> > Respect your elders.
> >
> > Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund.
> > Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse.  But you never know when either one
> > might run out.
> >
> > Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will
> > look 85.
> >
> > Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply
> > it. Advice is a form of nostalgia.  Dispensing it is a way of fishing
> > the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts
> > and recycling it for more than it's worth.
> >
> > But trust me on the sunscreen.
> >
> > God Bless
> > marty auslander
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> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Dear Marty:&nbsp; Wow!&nbsp; That was an excellent speech -- brilliant, in
> fact.&nbsp; I've read a couple of his books and enjoyed them, although I thought he was
> nuts.&nbsp; I don't anymore!&nbsp; LOL&nbsp; Love, Kathy</FONT></P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>-----Original Message-----</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>From: owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>[<A
> HREF="mailto:owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com">mailto:owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com</A>]On Behalf
> Of Martin Auslander</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 8:55 AM</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>To: mol cancer</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>Subject: [MOL] Commencement Speech</FONT>
> </P>
> <BR>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Good Morning My FRiends,</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Thought you might enjoy this</FONT>
> </P>
> <BR>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>This is the Commencement address that Kurt Vonnegut recently gave at</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>MIT:</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Wear sunscreen.&nbsp; If I could offer you only one tip for the future,</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>sunscreen would be it.&nbsp; The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>now.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind.&nbsp; You will
> not</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.&nbsp;
> But</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>and</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Don't worry about the future. Know that worrying is as effective as</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>Tuesday.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Do one thing every day that scares you.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Sing.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with
> people</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>who are reckless with yours.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Floss.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>yourself.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>in doing this, tell me how.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Stretch.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>wanted</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>to do with their lives.&nbsp; Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>know</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>still don't.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>they're gone.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't.&nbsp; Maybe you'll have children,</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>maybe you won't.&nbsp; Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>funky</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either.&nbsp; Your</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can.&nbsp; Don't be afraid of it or</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>of what other people think of it.&nbsp; It's the greatest instrument
> you'll</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>ever own.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Do not read beauty magazines.&nbsp; They will only make you feel ugly.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Get to know your parents.&nbsp; You never know when they'll be gone for</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>good.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>people most likely to stick with you in the future.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>should hold on.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>young.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Travel.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise.&nbsp; Politicians will</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>philander. You too, will get old.&nbsp; And when you do, you'll fantasize</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>noble, and children respected their elders.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Respect your elders.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund.</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse.&nbsp; But you never know when either
> one</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>might run out.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>look 85.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>it. Advice is a form of nostalgia.&nbsp; Dispensing it is a way of fishing</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>and recycling it for more than it's worth.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>But trust me on the sunscreen.</FONT>
> </P>
> 
> <P><FONT SIZE=2>God Bless</FONT>
> <BR><FONT SIZE=2>marty auslander</FONT>
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