Thursday, December 16, 2010

bifdaf wisdom.

It was my birthday on Tuesday (14th Dec, if you're reading this at some point in the future). Because it was my last prime number birthday for a while I thought I'd impart some of the wisdom I have learned from my 37 years on this earth.

  • Kissing is really, really very nice indeed.
  • Being a geek is a perfectly acceptable lifestyle choice.
  • Classical music is accessable to all if they give it a chance.
  • Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
  • Learn stuff. Learn everything. A day in which you don't learn something new is not a good day.
  • Only boring people get bored.
  • Take time to think.
  • The thought process is not complete without articulation.
  • Balloon animals are a great audience-participation ice breaker.
  • Everybody loves home-made stuff; even if the shop-bought stuff is prettier, home-made is almost always tastier.
  • Take photos.
  • Read. Everything and often.
  • Breakfast cereal often contains too much sugar.
  • Experiment with cooking. If you think something might work, try it.
  • Many people are muppets, but that's ok.
  • Regardless of how muppety people are, treat everybody with the same level of respect as you'd like them to treat you.
  • Say yes more often.
  • Say no when it's appropriate. Don't use it as an excuse.
  • Listen to people, even if they don't listen to you.
  • Just because they may disagree with you doesn't make them wrong.
  • Being vaguely optimistic all the time is easier than being a pessimist.
  • But, being a grumpy curmudgeon can be funny. Especially over beer.
  • If someone is proposing a course of action that will hurt anybody, speak out.
  • Similarly, always try to think through the ramifications of what you're up to.


And I had a lovely day, thank you :)

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