… If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it …
… The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience …
… I will dispense this advice now …
“Wear Sunscreen” Bio
Mark Anthony “Baz” Luhrmann
Born September 17, 1962
Australian film director, screenwriter and producer
“Wear Sunscreen” – Background
“Wear Sunscreen” or “Sunscreen” are the common names of an article titled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997, but often erroneously attributed to a commencement speech by author Kurt Vonnegut.
This is an inspirational speech by Laz Buhrmann to a graduating class of 97. I hope you’ll take the time to listen and think about what he says. It was very inspirational to me and it has opened up my mind. 🙂
Both its subject and tone are similar to the 1927 poem “Desiderata”.
The most popular and well-known form of the essay is the successful music single “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”, released in 1999, by Baz Luhrmann.