Former student Alice Woodruff posted this list on my Facebook page.
It was written by writer and model Sovereign Syre, co-founder of Darling House. Syre’s ‘Things you should know’ was originally published on blogcritics.org back in 2009.
It’s good thoughts and will probably offend some. Turning off one’s ego long enough to connect with others is often difficult. I have to enact #25 before week’s end. A good, unexpected apology for something I didn’t expect to occur will make someone else’s day. Fingers crossed.
 Most people hide their suffering better than you think, you pass dozens of people a day on the street without any idea how well they’re wearing their tragedies.
 People’s names are the sweetest sounds they hear. You should make a point of being good at learning and using them.
 People love to spread their misery around, but not as much as they enjoy being lifted out of it.
 Being young is not in and of itself an achievement. Neither is being beautiful. But people often treat you as if they are.
 For a lot of people, music is a reflection of who they are and their relationship to life. Remember that before insulting someone’s favorite band.
 The Golden Age never existed. People are always trying to get back to a time when things were simpler and better. The world was a far more dangerous place fifty years ago, especially if you were black or a woman or gay or diagnosed with cancer. [Read more →]