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A Tree Gave Me Life Advice

The best advice I’ve received in a long time.

Photo by veeterzy on Unsplash

I don’t remember where I saw the picture, but it was of a large tree with a sign on it that said “Be Like Me” with six bullet points under it.

  • Stand tall and proud
  • Go out on a limb
  • Remember your roots
  • Drink plenty of water



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Noah Nelson

Noah Nelson


UIUC journalism major| Daily Illini Senior Columnist| Author of “Life: A Collection of Short Stories” and “Dana and Me” | Featured Writer on ILLUMINATION (23x).