More Rules of a Gentleman from Tumblr

Pulled out some more Rules of a Gentleman. Short pieces of advice like this are good reminders of what our ideal self would be if such a thing existed.

  1. Never underestimate the capacity of those close to you to betray you.
  2. Shame is the useless practice of making other people’s problems our own.
  3. You don’t need to do great things to be happy.
  4. There’s nothing so great you can’t lose and come back from.
  5. The only way money can buy happiness is if you spend it on the people you love.
  6. You don’t need better organization. You need to get rid of your useless shit. (See “Live Like You’re Dying”)
  7. Obstacle is inspiration.
  8. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
  9. Playing it safe is dangerous.
  10. Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
  11. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
  12. Be happy with less. Aspire for more.
  13. You can be an asshole, just don’t be a boring asshole.
  14. If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original (See #2 in “The Innovators” about ramming original ideas down their throats)
  15. All of your troubles seem so important today. Just give it time.
  16. A man who views the world the same as fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
  17. You’ll never know how much you can ask for until you ask for too much.
  18. Rejection will never hurt for as long as regret.
  19. You can’t afford to wait on happiness.
  20. Never waste your time on a woman who doesn’t value yours.
  21. Learn something today.
  22. Appreciation is more important than achievement.
  23. There is nothing more valuable than happiness.
  24. Every day, do something that scares you just a little. Get your heart racing.
  25. Happiness is a skill.
  26. Today is a brand new day. Just like yesterday should have been.
  27. Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
  28. Five good friends will do more for your happiness than all the riches in the world.
  29. If you’re asking someone for money, wear a tie.
  30. If you don’t like the rules, make new ones.
  31. Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

Here is the link to The Rules of a Gentleman on Tumblr

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