Internetainer // VR/AR/Digital Media Enthusiast // Wine Aficionado // Cat Lover

Jan 1st,
2012

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My Personal Manifesto

Thanks to Jenn Hoffman, whose personal manifesto inspired me to write my own!

~ my personal manifesto~

  • Don’t think about what someone can do for you; ask what you can do for them. Only in these circumstances will you foster authentic, long term relationships.
  • Empathy, not sympathy. Only by trying on someone else’s shoes are you ever able to be compassionate in a productive and meaningful way.
  • Don’t get paranoid when people don’t return your emails. They probably just forgot, like you so often do.
  • Don’t assume the worst. The worst doesn’t exist anymore than the best.
  • When you’re feeling down, remember that “this too shall pass.”
  • Reflecting on negative emotions for too long only causes you to sit in them. Helping those who are less fortunate will inevitably force you to stop dwelling on your own crap.
  • Instead of being grateful always, practice gratitude today.
  • Prioritize friends. There is such a thing as having too many. The ones that count? They listen, they love, and they challenge.
  • When you’re feeling full of yourself, visit the 99 cent store. It’s impossible not to check your ego at the door.
  • When you’re feeling funny, RECORD THAT SH*T ON YOUR IPHONE.
  • When you’re feeling playful, it’s probably because you’re happy. So when you’re not happy, play…and see what happens.
  • If you don’t know what to play, just play with your cat – she reminds you that the greatest joy is often found in exploring simple curiosities.
  • Demand honesty from yourself. You can only be as good as your word.
  • You have the right and the ability to change. Your words, your actions, even your thoughts.
  • Don’t ever stop learning.