Saturday, May 9, 2015

10 PRINCIPLES to live by.

Life is short!

1.       Live it! Make time for things that you desire to do. Read and learn from those much smarter than you. Paint what strikes your inner fancy. Write the words that have wanted to come out. Tell a story. Plant a flower. Create an industry. Channel your inner child. Look at things differently. Change your perspective. Play a musical instrument. Listen to music. Close your eyes and dream. Work hard. Be Productive. Reach for the moon and the stars. Above all, Enjoy your Family and Friends!

2.       Smile! Lose the frown lines. Develop the crow feet. Laugh often over something or nothing at all. Find contentment within yourself. Express yourself. Forgive, but do not forget. Learn from your mistakes. Cultivate human interaction. Touch a shoulder. Shake a hand. Look into eyes. Show those dimples. Surround yourself with friends. Enjoy another’s company.

3.       Keep Healthy! Eat light. Keep a little hunger. Do not satiate. Exercise. Walk. Run. Ride a bicycle. Ski. Golf. Swim. Do not Smoke. Avoid alcohol. Avoid the “Take a Pill” culture. Spend time outdoors. Smell and feel the fresh air. Create a new path. Follow a trail. Choose. Occasionally fast for better immunity.

4.       Trust! Always verify. Do not fall in love with words. See the person. Ask questions. Analyze answers. Think and rethink. Look at deeds. Listen to their personal character descriptions. Find the truth in their souls. Match their words to their actions.Validate the trust through verification…Always.

5.       Critically think! Listen. Analyze. Use your knowledge. Merge dimensions. Do not rationalize. Do not give credence without objectivity. Understand the motive. Understand your bias. Reason.

6.       Find the Evidence! From C/O > HG > PS₁ > EE₁ > PS₂ > EE₂ > RE > V
a.       C/O        Concept/ Observation
b.      HG          Hypothesis Generation
c.       PS₁          Problem Solving (initial)
d.      EE₁          Experimental Evidence (initial)
e.      PS₂         Problem Solving (subsequent)
f.        EE₂          Experimental Evidence (subsequent)
g.       RE           Experiment Repeat-ability
h.      V             Validation.

7.       Beware of Statistics! Use numbers. Careful with percentages. Be wary of contrived graphs. Be wary of Confidence Intervals, Hazard Ratios, p-values, Regression analyses, Logit. Contrived data will cloud intuition. Be wary of small number statistics. Be wary of the hyperbole. Do your own simple math. Do your own analysis. Use your personal experience to interpret. Use simple Logic.

8.       Be wary of Words! Language is for expression and understanding. Be wary of hyperbole and difficult words. Use simple words. Use context. Do not complicate. Do not use complexity. Explain with concision.

9.       If it is too good to be true? Then it is! Nothing is for Free. Someone always pays. Carry your own weight. Do not be obligated. Do not be dependent. Do not abrogate your responsibility. Do not be a ward. Do not “take it.” Do not accept a wrong.

1.   Morality! Tell the truth-you don"t have to make up stories (lies) to tell it. Be self-deprecating. Be kind. Be thoughtful. Do not laugh at another’s expense. Be considerate
. Put yourself in other’s shoes. Weather the storms do not broadcast them. Be humble. Do not impose upon others.

That ancient silent oak of Reason stands tall overseeing the valley of flowers that bloom and decay with time.

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