Forget about your shoes; people will judge
you by your shine, the imminent light you offer them.
Be a lamppost in wilderness, be the elephant
in the showroom.--from the Jeannine Hall Gailey poem "I Forgot to Tell You the Most Important Part"
I'm reprinting this bit of the poem in earnest, but Hall Gailey may have been poking a bit of fun at the exact type of one-size-fits-all advice I so love
. I'm not a cool kid, so I can't quite tell-- I just straight up like the poem.