The Truth of Life

  1. Everyone you love, including you, is going to die. Worry less about dying; worry more about living in poor health.
  2. We give our lives’ meaning.  If you feel that your life is meaningless, it’s your own fault – do something about it.
  3. The perfect partner, perfect relationship doesn’t exist. Focus on finding someone who has a lot of qualities you like, and the same values, and work together to build a fantastic relationship. Love is a verb.
  4. Life is filled with games and players, and you are going to have to play some of them. Find the games you like, learn the rules, know when to follow them, when to break them.  Making money doesn’t make you a sell-out.
  5. Everything has an end: youth, jobs, relationships, love, life – it all ends.  That’s why it’s valuable. Your time is limited; don’t waste is living someone else’s life.
  6. Be romantic, be hopeful, be loving.  Affection is never wasted.
  7. Be realistic about big things. Life isn’t an after-school special. You need a plan, you need to change that plan, and you need to keep at it. It’s okay to have an artistic soul, but you need an engineering mindset.
  8. Figure a way out. If you can’t or won’t, stop complaining.
  9. You’re not immune from life’s disappointments. Sometimes you deserve them, sometimes you don’t. It doesn’t make you any better or any worse than anyone else.
  10. The world doesn’t owe you the job of your dreams at the time and place of your choosing. Success is hard work and difficult choices. If you want it, it means you will leave others behind.
  11. Be resilient enough to make the climb, but don’t die on the hill.  The landscape of your life is filled with other hills, valleys, mountains, and vistas. No one view is more precious than another.
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