Dear Aunt Zo and Uncle Jim, what are the top ten pieces of advice, in the whole world?

Dear Aunt Zo and Uncle Jim, what are the top ten pieces of advice, in the whole world?

Ranked, in order:

  1. Always make sure a glass of wine is available
  2. Drive a large vehicle and then you can see more
  3. Fun and failure start the same way
  4. Advice is much harder to make up if you don’t have it pre-prepared
  5. The best way to keep your clothes white is by using warm wash, that way you get the power of hot and cold
  6. For all you fresher lads, if you don’t know if you love someone, then you probably don’t, because if you did love them, you would 
  7. At the end of the day, stressing, panicking and being angry only hurts yourself
  8. Learn what it means to work hard, it’s a valuable skill
  9. Remember that given the life they’ve led, what someone thinks, experiences and feels, is the truth to them. Learn to appreciate them for it 
  10. On the other hand, just because you can articulate a thought, doesn’t make it the truth. Or rational for that matter
  11. Get STI checks regularly and remember that too much alcohol is linked to colon cancer
  12. Cleanliness is close to godliness. Also, a clean home is the sign of a wasted life 
  13. For the fresher lasses, don’t straighten your hair too much. It has been linked to hair loss. Curly hair is better than no hair
  14. Exercise, sleep, friends and meals at the table is about so much more than a healthy body
  15. Remember the fastest races are the ones you have if you’re using two different elevators

It’s been a pleasure,

Aroha Nui

Mumma Zo and Aunt Jim

P.S. Aunt Kell wants you to think seriously about NZ bird of the year

This article first appeared in Issue 26, 2018.
Posted 3:03pm Thursday 4th October 2018 by Zoe Taptiklis and James Powell.