Here, for your edification, are the first 10 points in an on-going examination of things I’ve learned in 46 years of living a pretty interesting life. These suggestions may or may not work for you. Contents may have settled. Objects are much, much closer than they appear.
#1 There is a line of energy from the center of the earth that travels through you and out to the stars. Stand up straight.
#2 Do not eat anything out of a vending machine. Ever.
#3 Original sin is a racket. Don’t take blame (or credit) for anything you are not responsible for. This makes you a dupe (or an asshole).
#4 Everything in moderation. Except meth—that’s just a bad idea all around.
#5 Sugar is poison. Use sparingly.
#6 Whisky, despite the name—water of life—is also bad for you. Slightly less moderation, however, is called for.
#8 Only travel with folks who think it’s funny when you fart yourself awake.
#9 You aren’t drinking enough water, or Scotch, for that matter.
#10 Know how to drive stick.