- do not be guided by fear
- do not be guided by shame and disgrace
- these are your own illusions, your own prison.
The few guidelines for good living, which I know work for me. That is, whenever I follow them, and whenever I do not - I regret.
These are the lines I wish I can follow. And for me, this is what I wish I'd known, rather than PaulGraham's "What You'll Wish You'd Known" essay.
These guidelines nicely reflect in the following quetes:
Which gets me to the (nonAnti)Guidelines:
- "Love every person - no-matter where they're from, and fear no-body - but the Lord" --haBa'al Shem-Tov
- "Be proud of what you are, not what you're gonna-be, or wanna-be" --L.O.N.S.
Live here and now:
The last one taken from:
- Concentrate, do things thoroughly and seriously. It doesn't take considrably more time.
- Serve the role, not thyself.
I don't know who this guy is, but I overheard him say that on telly, and that's very smart! (I apply his metaphore to computer programming - coding, but can be applied to anythong). 'Yourself' - an illusion, don't be pulled by the random forces that say "O, that's interesting; hmmm, that is not" - serve the role, the thing that you set yourself to do.
- "serve the character, not yourself" --Christine Russel (he's an actor)