The Realm of the Verbal Processor

Jarvis's Ramblings

Best Years of Your Life

Most of my friends know that I’m a country music fan. Currently one of my favorite artists is Brad Paisley who has a song titled “Letter To Me” (lyrics and video). The first couple of lines tells what the song is about:

If I could write a letter to me

And send it back in time to myself at 17

The song explores a lot of the anxiety that many of us went through in high school. Every little thing was huge. Every setback seemed like the end of the world.

Later in the song, towards the end of the “letter” comes this line:

And I’d end by saying have no fear

These are nowhere near the best years of your life

My wife made the observation that those are words that high school students (and so many more of us) need to hear. More than that, if there was some way to convince us of it. Whatever you are going through, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t settle for second best. Don’t give up. Don’t do things you will regret simply because you think everyone else is doing it.

These really aren’t the best years of your life.

April 17, 2008 - Posted by | life, music

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