Looking for guidance? Look no further. This week’s memoirists used their insights to create the most thought-provoking Sixes (“Wanting less feels like getting more.”). Take heed: whether sharing advice on how to have your cake and eat it, too (“Avoid disappointments. Leave room for dessert.”), or passing down wisdom from one generation to the next (“Mama said, ‘Nice ’em to death.’”), these Sixers seem to know what they’re talking about. –Allison Volpe
Most patient: “Give second thoughts a little time.” –TeaTopper
Most indulgent: “Avoid disappointments. Leave room for dessert.” –oopsalittle
Best philosopher: “Some days deserve stroking, not seizing.” –Kharis
Most grateful: “Wanting less feels like getting more.” –_Miracle
Best reality: “Bad wine doesn’t get any better.” –canadafreeze
Most personal: “Mama said, ‘Nice ’em to death.’” –HippyGirl
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