Throughout my 20s, I asked folks one question: What are the three things you wish you knew when you were younger?
The conversations I had and the responses I received changed my life.
Hi, I'm snow white bui.
Yep, that's my real name. When I was a student in college, I felt like I wasn't learning anything very useful in my classes. I wanted to learn about life - about living well, the real world, and the true meaning of happiness. I followed my curiosity and ended up creating "Lessons for Life Project."
More about the project
As a 21-year-old at the time, many of the life lessons shared with me made no sense to me. Adults said things like "life is about relationships" and "love makes the world go 'round," but my ability to comprehend those notions did not exist. It was not until I was 24 that I recognized the value of this project.
1,500+ conversations; 5,000+ hand-written responses
With a new-found hobby, I started to spend my free time approaching strangers in public spaces like coffee shops and parks, where I asked them about their life lessons. I even created a small art installation that was featured at local TEDx events.