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    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.

    1. Open your heart.

    2. Pay respect when it's due.

    3. Love well.

    4. Forgive yourself.

    5. Be kind.

    6. Commit yourself fully to your passion.

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

    8. Be true to yourself.

    9. Be direct.

    10. Avoid materialism.

    11. Keep your priorities in order.

    12. Don't be afraid to express yourself.

    13. Be compassionate.

    14. Expand your mind.

    15. Appreciate nature.

    16. Disregard hateful people.

    17. Keep your life in order.

    18. Never be judgmental.

    19. Love your family well.

    20. Be true to yourself.

    21. Trust your instincts.

    22. Never give up.

    23. Music is life.

    24. Be grateful for the time you have.

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