PRINCIPLES OF ADULT BEHAVIOR by John Perry Barlow
- Be patient. No matter what.
- Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, never blame.
Say nothing behind another’s back you’d be unwilling to say, in exactly the same tone and language, to his face.
- Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
- Expand your sense of the poesible.
- Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
- Expect no more of anyone than you yourself can deliver.
- Tolerate ambiguity.
- Laugh at yourself frequently.
- Concern yourself with what is right rather than whom is right.
- Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
- Give up blood sports.
- Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Do not endanger it frivolously. Md never endanger the life of another.
- Never lie to anyone for any reason.
- Learn the needs of those around you and reepect them.
- Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
- Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
- Praise at least as often as you disparage.
- Never let your errors pass without admission.
- Become less suspicious of joy.
- Understand hmility.
- Foster dignity.
- Live memorably.
- Love yourself.
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