Just for the sheer, unadulterated hell of it, I’ll put some aphorisms of mine here. They may alternately amuse, disgust, or bore you.
- You may measure twice before cutting once, but if you cut too fast, you’ll still chop off your thumb.
In life, choose a path to take and GO; the simpleton who stays at the intersection, awed at the number of choices, does nothing.
Never wish to have someone else’s life. You have no idea what it’s like, and once you’re there, you probably would want to go back.
If you find yourself saying, “Ah, I could never do that,” slap yourself and just go do it. It’s your life – live it with authority.
No matter how much fun work is, friends are your number one priority.
Money is meaningless. You will find yourself denying your soul as you deny this statement.
Open as many doors as possible for yourself, but don’t forget all of the ones you’ve opened — maybe after you get your PhD you really do want to work as a garbageman. Do it!
Find people who stimulate you and make you feel alive. Hang out with them often. Find others like that.
Dance yourself stupid.
Always assume other people are intelligent and likeable. Make them have to work hard to negate this assertion. Without faith in the human race, you will lead a very miserable life.
100% of all relationships either end in a breakup or death. So if you’re single, don’t pine too much to be in one. Just enjoy.
Go light on the liquor. In the long run, it’ll only make your life more depressing and less significant.
Caffeine is the only mind-altering drug worth taking on a regular basis. =)