What my dad taught me
- Addressing conflict head on is no good. Beat around the bush very mildly and wait to see if the other person agrees with you out of sheer awkwardness.
- There is the inner life and there is the actual life. Lets not taint the purity of the inner life of creativity and potential with the ugly reality of shortcomings and embarrassments.
- How you look on the outside doesn’t matter. What’s important is the not caring of how you look on the outside.
- Always finish what you started. If you can’t be sure that you can’t finish something, avoid starting it in the first place. Or keep it on the down low so that nobody notices that you abandoned it.
- Life is not fair. Surround yourself with people who live by simple rules so that you can pretend that life is fair.