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    Posted on Apr 22, 2013

    24 Life-Affirming Words Of Wisdom From Johnny Cash

    "All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate...I choose love." Our greatest country star was also our wisest.

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    1. Open your heart.

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    2. Pay respect when it's due.

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    3. Love well.

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    4. Forgive yourself.

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    5. Be kind.

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    6. Commit yourself fully to your passion.

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    7. Understand that you'll be angry sometimes (but not all the time).

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    8. Be true to yourself.

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    9. Be direct.

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    10. Avoid materialism.

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    11. Keep your priorities in order.

    12. Don't be afraid to express yourself.

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    13. Be compassionate.

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    14. Expand your mind.

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    15. Appreciate nature.

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    16. Disregard hateful people.

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    17. Keep your life in order.

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    18. Never be judgmental.

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    19. Love your family well.

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    20. Be true to yourself.

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    21. Trust your instincts.

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    22. Never give up.

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    23. Music is life.

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    24. Be grateful for the time you have.

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