ashton kutcher
2 min readFeb 9, 2020


42 learnings from 42 years of life

1. Kindness is more important than you think

2. there is no substitute for hard work

3. the only substitute for working smart is working smarter

4. the sexiest thing in the world is being really smart

5. not everyone is going to like you and that’s ok

6. you are always better off striving to be the best you rather that striving to be like someone else

7. find friends that are loyal and generous

8. be a loyal and generous friend

9. the path to receiving has a big arrow that says ‘Give this Way”

10. Breaking up hurts every time

11. hire slow and fire fast

12. invest in people and hire people that you want to work for

13. your authentic self is a perfect reflection of your experience

14. have fun with children but never make fun

15. eat home cooked meals whenever possible

16. work out regularly and make the most of the time spend doing so

17. laugh at yourself

18. find even more opportunities to laugh with others

19. dance whenever given the floor and the right song

20. you can’t buy health and time slowly takes it from you to savor it like it’s the only thing you got

21. re-invent your relationship with your parents once you become an adult

22. Life is who you travel with

23. People do change it just a slow process

24. Think in decades not years

25. Forgive people, it’s easier than holding grudges

26. Brush your teeth

27. Do things that scare you and translate the fear into excitement

28. Work toward leveling the playing field for others

29. Ideas are cheap execution is valuable

30. Drink more water than you want

31. There’s only one earth treat it right

32. Giving becomes generous when it is uncomfortable

33. Read good books

34. Avoid comparing your life to others

35. If your doctor isn’t coaching you when you are healthy find a new doctor

36. Find hobbies and practice them

37. Getting married isn’t a goal but being married is

38. Being vulnerable opens relationships to possibility

39. If you don’t measure it you can’t improve it

40. Make data based decisions

41. Maybes are usually procrastinated no’s

42. Don’t neglect the value of sleep



ashton kutcher

I make stuff, actually I make up stuff, stories mostly, collaborations of thoughts, dreams, and actions. Thats me.