Image: “Screws Do Not Need to be Tightened Further,” by Michael Boughn


  1. Keep your hands to yourself, unless invited.


  1. While standing with your shoulders held back and your head high, be humble in the knowledge we all exist together by the grace of something much larger than we are.


  1. Harbour democracy in your heart and in every aspect of your life, especially your relationships with women.


  1. Empathy is the foundation of compassion and compassion is a supreme human virtue.


  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff.


  1. When in relation with others, address the mind and soul.


  1. There is no such thing as “men’s work” or “women’s work”; there’s just work. Always do your share, and then some.


  1. Deodorant


  1. When confronted with something you don’t understand, such as a book, recognize it as your limitation and allow the book to lead you to a new understanding by working with it.


  1. Love nourishes the soul. Hatred and anger desiccate it.


  1. If you have to play with balls, pucks, etc., do it with respect and humility, and avoid inserting broomsticks into the nether regions of new players you are expected to mentor.


  1. It’s OK to pee sitting down.


  1. [Extra] Respect your own authority and do not abandon it to YouTube snake oil salesmen making money hand over fist by selling you a bunch of stupid rules for life tarted up with some cheap-ass philosophy and reductive Jungian psychology.