Ryan Franzman

Period 1

Nov. 3

Ann Landers gives several tips for leading a good life in her newspaper column but are these tips for everyone? Most of the points in the article are actually quite good, most people live by these tips and they donít even realize it. The article "Tips for Life" should be read by everyone although it should be made clear that they have the right to rephrase several of the tips to better suit themselves.

Most of the points made in "Tips for Life" are very valid but, some points are a persons own particular choice and should not be determined by anyone else. The tip "Be engaged six months before you get married." Is a persons own choice not an elderly newspaper columnistís. Another tip that seems a little questionable is "Marry someone you love to talk to. As you get older, conversation will be one of the principal elements of your relationship." I honestly believe that a couple should get married if they have undying love and affection for each other, not because your possible spouse is a good conversationalist, thatís preposterous.

Despite a few of Ann Landers "tips", the article sets good morals for a person to live by and look at for guidance. Ann discusses and makes points ranging from deep mental thoughts to merely calling your own mother. To make her article perfect she would have to be willing to see that not everyone thinks the same way and that there is always more than one way to say or do something.

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