Advice from walls

“The best things in life aren’t things”

Graffiti on a wall

More and more I am taking advice from walls. Walls were the original internet. Older walls have collected the wit and wisdom of generations. We have always written our stories on walls in caves, and later urban back-streets.  I particularly like these examples.

Ran Prieur, a kind of eccentric deep thinker, credits a piece of advice from a wall as the inspiration for one of his most significant life changes.

The advice was:

People who work get bored when they don’t work.
People who don’t work never get bored.

– graffiti, Paris, May 1968

I can especially dig that advice.

The walls all around us relay everything from the inane and the trivial to the deep and mystical wisdom of the universe. Mostly though we are too busy to notice.

What is the best advice that you ever found written on a wall somewhere?

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