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7 May 2013


I have few enough hard-and-fast rules for myself that I’m loath to tell anyone else how they should live their lives or conduct themselves. Still, there are a few tenets I live by that I think the world at large might want to adopt:

Wear good shoes: This one’s mainly for the gentlemen — because I’ve never seen a woman wear running shoes with slacks. Stop doing that, fellow males. You make us all look bad.
Exception: ER doctors and other professionals who are on their feet all day.

Don’t be a jackass: Treat people with respect, or at least civility, until they give you a damn good reason not to. Just because someone has different beliefs, or a different outlook, or a different background than you does not make them wrong in any way. Everyone is human — treat them that way.
Exception: None.

Chill out: Relax, man. The world isn’t ending, and even if it was, you couldn’t do a damn thing about it. Your blood pressure will thank you.
Exception: If someone’s shooting at you or your life is otherwise in danger, it’s completely acceptable to freak right the fuck out.

Yeah, I made the mistake of browsing Facebook again. Does it show?

What about you, folks? What tenets would you add to the list?

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