I really think everyone should watch/read/watch and read this: http://www.frodobooth.com/neil-gaiman-commencement-address/
It has a lot of good advice and awesomeness in it.
I love these quotes in particular:
"Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art."
be wise, because the world needs more wisdom, and if you cannot be
wise, pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave like
I'm going to pretend to be Neil Gaiman.