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Karlie Tipton, Editorial Assistant
Photo by STEVEN WALKER
By Karlie Tipton
November 7, 2013
As of yesterday, I have officially been alive for a quarter of a century. In light of this occasion, I would like to reflect on the twenty-five most important things I have learned thus far:
25. A college degree does not guarantee you a $100,000-a-year job.
24. No matter who you are, your parents have a profound impact on the person you become. Whether that’s a positive or negative thing is up to you.
23. No one is the center of the universe. Not even me.
22. The phrase “Everything is better in moderation” does not apply to coffee or books.
21. Weddings can be nice, but the marriage is far more important and more interesting.
20. Facebook is not a substitute for face time (to my Millennial friends, I’m referring to face-to-face interaction, not the Apple chat program).
19. A good cup of tea makes everything better.
18. Sometimes love of home comes naturally. Sometimes it doesn’t develop until your twenties when you get a job at the official state magazine.
17. Life is a lot more like high school than most people would like to admit.
16. Alcohol is not necessary to have a good time, but it helps.
15. Writing will never get any easier. If you’re doing it right, it will only get harder.
14. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, sword > gun.
13. While British dramas are often superior to American ones, British comedies are just confusing.
12. The world at large does not care about your dreams.
11. Never read the comments on a political news story.
10. There are few experiences greater than listening to a good book read by the author.
9. It’s always a good time for donuts.
8. If more people took advantage of the public library, the world would be a much better place.
7. If you dread an item on your to-do list, do it first.
6. Gifts should be about the getter, not the giver.
5. Being right is better than being wrong.
4. Being wrong is okay as long as you are willing to admit your mistake and move on.
3. When it comes to marriage, finding someone who tolerates your flaws is as important as finding someone who loves your strengths.
2. From the outside, hope sometimes looks like crazy. You’re the only one who needs to know the difference.
1. I have a lot left to learn.