bertrand rusell, philosopher and mathematician, is asked what advice he has for the future. relevant and pithy.
PS. my favorite work of his is "marriage and morals", a beautiful well-thought out treaty on relationships and gender roles. it touches on the ethical constructs that guide relationships beyond religious traditions and ultimately the importance of seeing a partner for who they are and can be-- and not erasing their identity for who you wish they (or you) were.
or in the words of one of my favorite musicians...
Don't you cherish me to sleep.