In 1997, a Chicago Tribune columnist named Mary Schmich wrote an article named “Wear Sunscreen”.

A manifesto statement towards the young, with the message of a “no regret life”, Schmich’s words inspired world wide.

And still to this day, it inspires- directly and indirectly. Many other emulating formats have come about from then.

However, the basic strength and power of the method in delivering such messages, is timeless.


Now, the article has been famously re-done in musical format by Baz Luhrmann.

  • Musician;                             Baz Luhrmann

To credit, the original inspiration for such kind of writing style is from an American poet and writer Max Ehrmann.

Original inspiration:                    Max Ehrmannn (1872-1945) poet