03/18/2014 01:13 EDT | Updated 08/29/2017 12:37 EDT

Chris Hadfield's Space Advice On Life

Seek grace, find ways to give back, and more.

Living in space for five months can give you a special - and some might say, better - perspective of life on Earth.

Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station, imparted some of that wisdom to Canadian students on March 14. Hadfield spoke at the University of Toronto as a reward for the students who collectively raised more than $148,700 for the Movember campaign, which gives money for men's health issues (most famously, by convincing men to grow moustaches for the month of November).

The astronaut, who was Huffington Post Canada's newsmaker of 2013, spoke about his experience in space as well as the lessons it taught him.

No matter what your age, we could all learn a thing or two about how to accomplish our goals from Hadfield, who penned the book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth," after returning home in May 2013.

Here are six things he's learned throughout his time in space and on Earth:

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