Mary Schmich Quote
If we had to earn our age by thinking for ourselves at least once a year, only a handful of people would reach adulthood.
About Mary Schmich
Mary Theresa Schmich ( SHMEEK; born November 29, 1953) is an American journalist. She was a columnist for the Chicago Tribune from 1992 to 2021, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. Her columns were syndicated nationally by Tribune Content Agency. She wrote the comic strip Brenda Starr, Reporter for the last 28 of its 60 years and she wrote the 1997 column 'Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young', with the often quoted "Do one thing every day that scares you", frequently misattributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. The article is often referred to as, 'Wear Sunscreen'.