Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen (English Subtitles)


Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’99 “WEAR SUNSCREEN!” If I could offer you only one tip for the future,
“sunscreen” would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen
have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis
more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice NOW! Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty
of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years,
you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you
and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine. Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation
by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, The kind that blindsides you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead,
sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end,
it’s only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this,
tell me how. Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements. Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what
you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted
to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds
I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40. Maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken
on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much,
or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body.
Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or
of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. Dance Even if you have nowhere to do it
but your own living room. Read the directions,
even if you don’t follow them. Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly. “Brother and sister together we’ll make it through, Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there I know that you’ve been hurting,
but I’ve been waiting to be there for you and I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can…” Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who
knew you when you were young. Live in “New York City” once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in “Northern California” once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing
the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen. “Brother and sister together we’ll make it through, Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there I know that you’ve been hurting,
but I’ve been waiting to be there for you and I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can…” Everybody’s Free, Everybody’s Free… To Feel Good!

100 thoughts on “Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen (English Subtitles)

  1. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, "sunscreen" would be it.
    The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists,
    whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.
    I will dispense this advice NOW!
    Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.
    Oh, never mind.
    You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.
    But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now
    how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
    You are not as fat as you imagine.
    Don't worry about the future.
    Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.
    The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind,
    The kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.
    Do one thing every day that scares you.
    Sing
    Don't be reckless with other people's hearts.
    Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
    Floss
    Don't waste your time on jealousy.
    Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
    The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.
    Remember compliments you receive.
    Forget the insults.
    If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
    Keep your old love letters.
    Throw away your old bank statements.
    Stretch
    Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.
    The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives.
    Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
    Get plenty of calcium.
    Be kind to your knees.
    You'll miss them when they're gone.
    Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't.
    Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't.
    Maybe you'll divorce at 40.
    Maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
    Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much,
    or berate yourself either.
    Your choices are half chance.
    So are everybody else's.
    Enjoy your body.
    Use it every way you can.
    Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it.
    It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
    Dance
    Even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
    Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
    Do not read beauty magazines.
    They will only make you feel ugly.
    "Brother and sister together we'll make it through,
    Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
    I know that you're hurting but I've been waiting there for you
    and I'll be there just helping you out
    whenever I can…"
    Get to know your parents.
    You never know when they'll be gone for good.
    Be nice to your siblings.
    They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
    Understand that friends come and go,
    but with a precious few you should hold on.
    Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get,
    the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
    Live in "New York City" once, but leave before it makes you hard.
    Live in "Northern California" once, but leave before it makes you soft.
    Travel
    Accept certain inalienable truths:
    Prices will rise.
    Politicians will philander.
    You, too, will get old.
    And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young,
    prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.
    Respect your elders.
    Don't expect anyone else to support you.
    Maybe you have a trust fund.
    Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse.
    But you never know when either one might run out.
    Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.
    Be careful whose advice you buy,
    but be patient with those who supply it.
    Advice is a form of nostalgia.
    Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal,
    wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
    But trust me on the sunscreen.
    "Brother and sister together we'll make it through,
    Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
    I know that you're hurting but I've been waiting there for you
    and I'll be there just helping you out
    whenever I can…"
    Everybody's Free, Everybody's Free
    To Feel Good!

  2. That's great!
    For English subtitles – Click the red "CC" button located at the bottom right of the video player.

  3. I was in high school when I heard this first (I was class of 99) and I loved it. 16 years later, I now have a much more profound appreciation of these words as it resonates so real to my own life experience.

  4. Understand that friends come and go,
    but with a precious few you should hold on…

  5. Words are copyrighted material by Mary Schmich writing for the Chicago Tribune. (It has the tone of Vonnegut's science background and excellent observations- no wonder he originally was credited with it!)

  6. Religion er fienden, hadde vi levd etter dette hadde vi vært 200 år frem i tid

  7. I really like this video, I see once a month for my growth

  8. thank you for such a thoughtful, insightful, honest portrayal of the human spirit. What a true wonder we are eh? 🙂

  9. No matter how many times I watch this video…it will always gives me goose bumps.

  10. This is one of the most motivating video I have watched in my entire life.Thank you so much 🙂

  11. english subtitles? shit i've been speaking the wrong language all my life!!

  12. Muito bom esse vídeo pra ver e rever sempre!!!
    A música de fundo é impactante!!!
    Alguém saber me dizer o nome???

  13. truly amazing!! please let me know what he wants to say when he says "wear sunscreen"..

  14. Natural Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is much safer than fake chemical reactive manufactured sun screen! I thank you!

  15. Need to watch this video every now and then to recharge – so true, so inspiring!!

  16. the guy that translated this to portuguese didn't want us to have good dental hygiene! He translated floss to "relax"

  17. I graduated in 99 and this song makes me think back to that time, when I lived in the moment and the future laid ahead of me. Gave me goosebumps!

  18. The YouTuber Sparkleonforever told me to watch this when I'm sad, and then I realise that I watched it in health at school

  19. when ever I feel stuck I watch this video I've been watching it for years

  20. This always cheers me up, always makes me jump back on track. 💜

  21. Some great…GREAT advice. I need to hear it every single day and it works in wonderful ways. Just try it.

  22. Excellent advice, everyone should to watch this video, live and let live, enjoy our lives, respect each other and being happy.

  23. Makes me sad and nostalgic. Time goes so quick. "Youths a mask but it don't last"

  24. I still come back to watch this video from time to time to help me stay on the right direction in life.

  25. You are not as fat as you imagine…unless you're really really fat. Like you need two chairs on a plane. Then loose fucking weight!

  26. What will happen if I not use sunscreen? I will be unhappy, get cancer and go to hell, is it?

  27. in life their is nothing to worry about, if you unhappy at work tell the boss man/woman to go and fuck them selves, your at work a lot of hours a day more hours than your at home. if the boss man/woman thinks you worried about your job you'll get treated like shit. everyone can be replaced, but can that replacement do the job as good as you. I was a London taxi driver for 20 year's made a lot of money. got fed up with it, and started coach driving it's the lowest paid job I've ever had at £10 a hour in the 40 years I've work it's the most enjoyable job ive ever had I'm at my 4th coach company in 3 years as when the boss man up sets me I tell'em go and fuck yourself , poke the job up your ass.

  28. So many years… So many times.

    "The race is long, and, in the end, it's only with yourself"

    Thank you, Baz. You got through to someone. You were far more effective than zoloft. I'm happy(er) now! 😀

  29. lovely video with meaning ,lovely song.it was made the year I was born and now,I'm graduating…sweet^^ alright have a nice day everyone!!

  30. What a thought-provoking, emotional song, that catches the minds of intelligent people.
    But what is worrying is the amount of likes, that is very large.
    So why don't we try and ANALYSE from Mr Luhrmann?
    Please see my comments in caps lock for convenience.
    Please let us know what you think.

    Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 2007, wear sunscreen
    If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
    The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
    (APPARENTLY, THE OPPOSITE HAD BEEN PROVED…SUNSCREEN PROVOKES CANCER
    PLENTY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE OUT THERE)
    Whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
    Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this advice now

    Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
    You will never understand the power
    And the beauty of your youth until they've faded
    But trust me, in twenty years
    You will look back at photos of yourself
    And recall in a way you can't grasp now
    How much possibility lay before you
    And how fabulous you really looked
    You are not as fat as you imagine
    (THIS IS VERY SAD, BECAUSE THE MORE I READ ABOUT THE YOUTH OF THE
    19TH CENTURY AND EARLIER, THE MORE I UNDERSTAND, THAT THEY WERE
    TAUGHT TO APPRECIATE THEIR LIFE FROM THE CHILDHOOD. THE WORST THAT
    COULD HAPPEN IS TO LOOK BACK AT YOURSELF AND SEE THAT YOU WERE BETTER
    BACK THEN. THIS IS CALLED DEGRADATION.)

    Don't worry about the future or worry that know that worrying
    Is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation
    By chewing bubble gum
    The real troubles in your life are apt to be things
    That never crossed your worried mind
    The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday
    (WHO DOES MR LUHRMANN THINKS HIS LISTENERS ARE?
    NOT WORRYING (CARING) ABOUT YOUR FUTURE WILL BRING US NOWHERE.
    BEING ABLE TO SOLVE ALGEBRA EQUATIONS, ACTUALLY, MAKES YOU MORE EFFECTIVE.
    AND IF WE ARE INTELLIGENT ENOUGH, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PREDICT THINGS
    THAT ARE POTENTIALLY THE REAL TROUBLES)

    Do one thing every day that scares you, sing
    Don't be reckless with other peoples' hearts
    Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours, floss
    Don't waste your time on jealousy
    Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind
    The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself
    (AN ALL-RIGHT, GENERIC ADVISE, APART FROM DOING ONE THING
    THAT SCARES YOU EVERY DAY, WHICH ACTUALLY WASTES YOUR
    ENERGY POINTLESSLY, THE ENERGY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN USED TO DO
    UNIVERSAL GOOD, INSTEAD OF SCARING YOURSELF)

    Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults
    If you succeed in doing this, tell me how
    Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements, stretch
    Don't feel guilty if you don't know what to do with your life
    (COMPLEMENTS ARE AS POINTLESS AS INSULTS IF THEY ARE NOT SINCERE,
    AND VICE VERSA, BOTH COMPLEMENTS AND INSULTS ARE VALUABLE IF THEY ARE SINCERE,
    THEREFORE IF WE DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY, WE WILL NOT HAVE THE
    SAME ATTITUDE TO GOOD AND BAD THINGS AS BEFORE)

    The most interesting people
    I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives
    Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't
    Get plenty of calcium
    Be kind to knees, you'll miss them when they're gone
    (INTERESTING PEOPLE FROM WHAT PERSPECTIVE? WHAT KIND OF INTEREST
    DO THEY SATISFY? IS IT A BINGE-DRINKING, POT SMOKING INTEREST, CHATTING
    ABOUT THE OTHERS? OR IS IT SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE FOR EVERYONE?)

    Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't
    Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't
    Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the "Funky Chicken"
    On your 75th wedding anniversary
    Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much
    Or berate yourself either
    Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's
    (EXPRESSING A DOUBT IN SUCH VITAL ASPECT OF OUR LIFE AS
    FAMILY BUILDING IS QUITE DESTRUCTIVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU
    END YOUR SENTENCE WITH "MAYBE YOU WON'T" AND GIVING YOU
    0.5 PROBABILITY THAT YOU WILL FAIL TO BUILD A FAMILY IS NOT A GOOD
    MOTIVATION.

    Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
    Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it
    It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own, dance
    Even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room
    Read the directions even if you don't follow them
    Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly
    (THE WHOLE PARAGRAPH IS GIVING US A WRONG PERCEPTION:
    WHY SHOULD THE BEAUTY MAGAZINES MAKE US FEEL UGLY?
    IF YOU ARE A MENTALLY-HEALTHY PERSON, YOU WILL ONLY FEEL
    BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF WHEN LOOKING AT BEAUTY MAGAZINES,
    AS THEY WERE NOT INVENTED TO MAKE SENSE, BUT TO DESTROY IT)

    Brother and sister together will make it through
    Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
    I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you
    And I'll be there just helping you out, whenever I can
    (AW, HOW NICE OF MR LUHRMANN. IT WOULD BE MUCH MORE HELPFUL FOR
    EVERYONE IF HE WOULD DO MORE RESEARCH ON THE DANGEROUS EFFECTS
    OF WEARING SUNSCREEN)

    Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good
    Be nice to your siblings, they are your best link to your past
    And the people most likely to stick with you in the future
    Understand that friends come and go
    But a precious few, who should hold on
    Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle
    For as the older you get, the more you need the people
    You knew when you were young
    Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard
    Live in northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft

    Travel, accept certain inalienable truths
    Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old
    And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young
    Prices were reasonable, politicians were noble
    And children respected their elders
    (WHY SHOULD WE ACCEPT THE RISING PRICES AND PHILANDERING POLITICIANS?
    MR LUHRMANN ADVISES US TO CONFORM AND SHUT UP)

    Respect your elders, don't expect anyone else to support you
    Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse
    But you'll never know when either one will run out
    Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're forty
    It will look eighty-five
    Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it
    (IN FACT THE LAST LINE OF THIS ONE IS THE MOST VALUABLE ADVISE OF MR LUHRMANN)

    Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
    Wishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off
    Painting over the ugly parts and recycling for more than it's worth
    But trust me on the sunscreen
    (LOL)

    Brother and sister together will make it through, oh yeah
    Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
    I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you
    And I'll be there just helping you out, whenever I can

    Everybody's free, oh yeah, everybody's free, oh yeah, oh, to feel good

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

    SINCERELY YOURS
    AK

  31. Just one thing: when the narrator says "floss", it doesn't mean "relaxe" (relax) in Portuguese, but "use fio dental".

  32. I'm a 32 yo woman who still don't know crap about what I should be doing with my life. This video is ALWAYS up to date, lately more than ever…

  33. This really makes you think about your own mortality. It's basically saying do things that feel right, and lead a happy fulfilling life and don't be afraid to try something new. Trust me from my own experience, lead a happy life and everything will be ok in the end. That's the best advice I can offer you.

  34. Ten years after hearing this the first time I can tell you that every word of this is true!

  35. It's my annual ritual to watch the sunscreen song. To remind me of what passed and to prepare me for what is to come

  36. 1999!! A long time ago!!! I bought the original on CD cos the words meant so much!!!! Loving this slight re-mix just as much!!!!!!!! These lyrics are for all!!!!!! They mean so much!!!!!!!!!

  37. A masterpiece voiced by a young Australian voice actor, Lee Perry. Written by the Chicago  Tribune's Mary Smilch.

  38. I lost my parents not too long ago & I'd join them in a heartbeat in every dark moment.

  39. BBC did a great story on this. 50 minutes long. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07n85k9

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