50 Things I have learned in 50 years – Day 15

Over the next 50 days, I will be going over the 50 things that I have learned to make my life awesome. I know people are always doing these but so few of them have a PhD and 25+ years of experience working with human beings on what they want and changing the things they don’t like. Here is my list which will culminate on my 50th birthday.


I know you’re thinking, ‘What have you learned about life?’ Which brings me to #15

Innocence is fleeting………but you can reclaim it.

Somehow we have gotten this idea that innocence is something connected to reality. This is why we consider loss of innocence such a horrible thing- being introduced to harsh, cruel realities of the world steals your spark of innocence. Well, I say bullshit!

To quote a very smart Lily Tomlin, “what is reality but a collective hunch.”

I say, take your innocence back! Believe in Santa! Get excited about stuff to the point of giddiness! It is perfectly alright to be silly and stupid and tell reality to suck a lemon! I know I have to operate in the real world but I don’t have to buy a house there. I like my little pink cloud in the sky where we decorate way too early for Christmas, giggle at the silly and eschew all negativity.

Come back for the next 35 days and see what else I have learned.

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