40 For a Day (Top 10 List)

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Great life lessons from Alberto Padron

Born Bicultural USA

According to the Social Security Administration, my life expectancy is 81.9 years.

For the class of 1974, we’re effectively at the halfway mark of life, the end of Act 1. We’re at intermission (I’m looking at you Derek Jeter, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Jimmy Fallon, Eva Mendes, Penelope Cruz, Susan Osorio, Andy Señor Jr., Danny Pino, Fernando Horta, Dennis Whittinghill, Gina Giordano and the rest of the distinguished class of 1974).

Today is my birthday. For a day, I’ll have been alive for 40 years exactly. As of tomorrow, I start living my 41st year on this fascinating marble we call earth, Lord willing.

On this 40th year of life, let’s call a time out, take inventory of where we are, what we’ve learned in Act 1 and where we want to go in Act 2. Here’s my (sorta) top 10 list of things I’ve learned from Act…

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