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Views & Reviews From the Frontline

A letter to me at 23

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 12 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c180
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    Dear me

    Stop being so angry, understand that you can get fat, and cut your hair now! Stop obsessing about the Beatles, for there is great music to come. Also, your parents were right about everything, and your own children will take a sledgehammer to your life. You won’t emigrate to Australia, tiring of burnt outdoor food, fizzy bland beer, and the tedium of sunshine. Instead you will pine for rain, pubs, complaining, sarcasm, and—most of all—family. Remember that money can’t make you happy but …

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