LINES THAT SPOKE TO ME IN AMY POEHLER'S YES PLEASE

i (sorry to say) never expected the kind of life advice i would get from it - i mean... why would i? but amy poehler is SO GREAT.
  1. "i think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they 'want to do' and start asking them what they don't want to do. instead of asking students to 'declare their major' we should ask students to 'list what they will do anything to avoid'. it just makes a lot more sense."
  2. "going from crying to laughing that fast and hard happens maybe five times in your life and that extreme right turn is the reason why we are alive, and i believe it extends our life by many years."
  3. "young people can remind us to take chances and be angry and stop our patterns. old people can remind us to laugh more and get focused and make friends with our patterns. young and old need to relax in the moment and live where they are. be here now, like the great book says."
  4. things amy poehler's 90-year-old self tells her: (picked out some i like)
    1. talk slower and louder 2. stop whining about getting old. it's a privilege. a lot of people who are dead wish they were still alive. (im only 22 so yeah, i should shut up abt being old) 3. ignore what other people think. most people aren't even paying attention to you. 4. make "no" a complete sentence. (really starting to learn this now)
  5. "pretending to not want something can work. really not caring if you get it takes a lifetime of practice."
  6. "try to care less. practice ambivalence. learn to let go of wanting it."
    we care too much, really. (although this is really a case-by-case basis)
  7. "people work around you and next to you and the universe waits for the perfect time to whisper in your ear, 'look this way.'"
  8. "life up your head and you may notice."
  9. "that is the key to time travel. you can only move if you are actually in the moment. you have to be where you are to get where you need to go."
  10. "the more i time-travel the more i learn i am always just where i need to be."