I was cleaning out a cupboard the other day and I came upon this list. I don’t know where it came from, but I thought some of the points were pretty good so I’m posting it here.
THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE I WENT OUT IN THE REAL WORLD
1. Some people are working backstage, some are playing in the orchestra, some are onstage singing, some are in the audience as critics, some are there to applaud. Know who and where you are.
2. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
3. When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.
4. Good sex should involve laughter. Because it’s, you know, funny.
6. If you tell a lie, don’t believe it deceives only the other person.
7. The five most essential words in a relationship: “I apologize” and “You are right”.
8. Any and all compliments can be handled by simply saying, “Thank you” though it helps if you say it with a Southern accent.
9. Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas.
10. Never continue dating anyone who is rude to the waiter.
11. Never marry a man or a woman that you meet in a bar.
12. I’ve learned to pick my battles; I ask myself, Will this matter one year from now? How about one month? On week? One day?
13. You woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance.
14. Work is good but it’s not important.
15. Never underestimate the kindness of your fellow man.
16. Finally…and most importantly…
Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect, it just means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections.