Write, perform, discover, learn, be open, be honest, be true to yourself. You don’t need someone else’s approval. Don’t do what you think people think you should do. Do what is good for you only even though other’s disapprove. Don’t mind the gossip mongers, naysayers and the takers. Don’t let people disrespect you or take you for a ride. If they do, don’t get angry, just calmly tell them what they have done wrong and tell them you’ll give them one more chance. If they do it again, drop them. Find people you respect and admire and learn from them. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Plough your own furrow. in yourself. Believe in your opinions. Speak the truth you know. 

Don’t be afraid to ask someone what a word means if you don’t understand what they are saying. Become articulate. Learn how to use words. Learn how to defend your opinions. Read books, look up the words you dont understand and write them down. Use those words to define yourself and what you want for yourself. Use those words to argue against injustice when you see it. Do not read The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It’s a waste of time.

Discover new music. Turn up the music and dance around your own room. Believe in yourself. Open yourself to new ideas and cultures. Exercise out there in your environment. Climb hills and mountains, run on the beach, cycle around the city, jump in the sea, go for a walk. Don’t buy exercise bands. You’ll never use them. 

Be in the moment. Listen when someone has something to say. Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Get to know yourself. Be aware of what your mind is doing. Meditate and become aware of what you’re thinking and feeling. You have been through a traumatic event and you need to talk it out. You need to revisit it, stay with it, talk it out and stop running from it because it will catch up with you. Eckhart Tolle is full of shit. 

You are a good person. You have nothing to be ashamed of. Love and let yourself be loved. Sometimes your tongue gets tied, your mind races and it’s difficult to just be yourself. It’s hard to just sit with someone who loves you because it’s too intense. Let yourself be loved. You are worthy of being loved. 

Learn an instrument. Learn a dance. Go to college. Learn to learn. Keep trying. Failing is learning. As Beckett said, “ Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Again. Fail better.” Do not buy a saxophone.

Look after your body or you’ll get fat and wrinkly quicker than you think. Drink water, eat fruit and veg, use sun block and moisturise! 

Write scripts. Get a camera and shoot those scripts. Let as many people as possible see them. In the future there will be a thing called “the internet” and this will become easier. Trust me. I am from the future. I know this is weird but I am you from the future so I know these things. 

Things for the most part will work out for you. You will go through some tough times but I think if you knew how things worked out you’d be pretty happy. I’m not saying rest on your laurels. I’m saying the opposite actually. I’m saying don’t waste your time fretting. Get off your laurels and do what I just told you to do. 

Oh and by the way I should have said this earlier. You’ve got to have a laugh. You’ve got hang out with people who make you laugh. You’ve got to be bent over double laughing at least once a week. I mean who cares what’s going on in the world when you’re laughing? And also you’ve got to be hugging too. Hugging and getting hugs and if the hugging goes a bit further then even better. But what I’m saying is just get some general physical interaction. 

Do not buy lottery tickets. You will not win and even if you did, it wouldn’t make you any happier. 

Just to let you know, there’s a twenty pound note in the jacket in the wardrobe. You would have found it in three weeks but I might as well tell you now. …Oh and wait until after 2007 to buy a house. joeWElsa