Good advice to anyone, at any age, of any gender...
[From the page] * Advice to Myself as a Young Man
This year I turned 40, and along with the realization that Iﾃﾂ｢ﾃ｢,ﾂｬm now middle-aged (ack!) came some meditations on the life lessons Iﾃﾂ｢ﾃ｢,ﾂｬve learned so far (or not learned, as the case may be). As part of that process of introspection, I found myself wondering what I wish I had heard (and taken to heart) as a young man, and how different my life would have been as a result.
I decided to try to write a letter to myself at the age of 15 ﾃﾂ｢ﾃ｢,ﾂｬ" giving myself the advice I didnﾃﾂ｢ﾃ｢,ﾂｬt have the ears to hear 25 years ago. From that exercise, I came up with a list of things I learned the hard way, and I hope that it serves to help some young man in his path to manhood.