(And since some of the items are about our parents and our childhood, some of them shed light on my background as well.)
I especially like his item #10, which I shall quote here as an inducement to follow the links and read the rest of the list:
An accounting professor in college had some profound advice. He wrote on the board: "There is never any need to worry. If your problem has a solution, then don't worry—just implement the solution at the proper time. If your problem doesn't have a solution, then don't worry—there is nothing you can do." Easier said than done.