Good advice from a Nobel winner.
If I could live again my life,
In the next one – I’d try to make more mistakes,
I wouldn’t try to be so perfect, I’d be more relaxed,
I’d be sillier than I’ve been,
In fact, I’d take things much less seriously.
I’d be less hygenic.
I’d run more risks,
take more trips,
watch more sunsets.
I’d climb more mountains, swim more rivers,
I’d go to many more places where I’ve never been,
I’d eat more ice cream and fewer peas,
I’d have more real problems and fewer imaginary ones.
I was one of those people who lived
prudently and fully every minute of his life;
of course I had moments of joy.
But if I could go back I’d try
to have only good moments.
Because if you don’t know, thats what life is made of,
only moments; don’t lose the now.
I was the type who never went anywhere
without a thermometer,
a hot-water bottle,
an umbrella and a parachute,
If I could live again, I’d travel lighter.
If I could live again, I’d go barefoot
from the beginning of spring
and stay barefoot until the end of autumn.
I’d ride in more carts,
I’d watch more sunrises,
and play with more children,
If I had another life ahead of me.
But now I am 85…
and I know that I am dying.