I was reading the Washington Post today and came across a review of this book 30 Lessons in Living by Karl Pillemer. In his book he interviews older people to find out the most important lessons they have learned in their life. I wish I could have had this advice when I was young. What a huge help that would have been! It is no fun making stupid mistakes when you are young and having to suffer the painful consequences of your actions. Below, some of my favorite lessons from this book.