Wisdom

I’m about to embark on an adventure to two festivals – the National Young Writers Festival, and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. I want to learn something, many things. And, of course, I want to enjoy every moment. I’ll try and blog when I get a chance, though I’m not sure what the internet situation will be like.

Last Christmas I gave my parents a gorgeous hardcover called Wisdom, which features photographs by Andrew Zuckerman of prominent over-65s, alongside their ‘wise’ thoughts. This year in November, Hachette are bringing out Wisdom minis‘. I have the Life one on my desk at work and every now and then I just pick it up and absorb something. Here’s a little taste:

Or you could choose to receive Steven Seagal’s wisdom. Up to you.

Or you could seek advice from someone whose path was to get rich or die tryin’, in 50 Cent’s new motivational book (with Robert Green) – The 50th Law. I’m not shitting you. From the blurb: ‘Drawing on the lore of gangsters, hustlers, and hip-hop artists, as well as 50 Cent’s business and artistic dealings, The 50th Law offers indispensable advice on how to win in business – and in life.’

Is winnin’ really livin’ Fiddy? I prefer Judi Dench’s creed: silliness.

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