75 Things That Need To Be On Everyone’s “To-Don’t” List

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1. Don’t let people push you around. Be your own person.

2. Don’t forget to tell people you love them.

3. Don’t forget to smile.

4. Don’t forget your manners.

5. Don’t forget to generally be a decent Human Being.

6. Don’t pent up your feelings. Ulcers suck.

7. Don’t be mean, even when the other person had it coming to them.

8. Don’t let a day go by without telling someone that you love, that you love them.

9. Don’t drink and drive. It’s hard to clean up spills while you drive.

10. Don’t forget to enjoy yourself, no matter the situation.

11. Don’t let people keep pushing you down, smile as you push politely back.

12. Don’t forget to hug your loved ones, and say I love you often.

13. Don’t walk away from that mountain, climb it and yodel loudly at the top.

14. Don’t forget to smile, it’ll brighten someone’s day.

15. Don’t gossip or stretch the truth.

16. Don’t care what others think about you. Rock it.

17. Don’t take the little things in life for granted.

18. Don’t stress over anything. Nothing is worth stressing over.

19. Don’t put yourself down. You can do anything you put your mind to.

20. Don’t let the negative over power the positive.

21. Don’t give up.

22. Don’t tell someone your feelings at a party that has alcohol and any sort of drug. They won’t remember in the morning.

23. If the first part of a day is crummy, don’t let that make the second half crummy.

24. Don’t give up on a TV show you’ve been watching for 6 years with only 4 episodes left in the series. Seriously, what does that say about your dedication?

25. Don’t stay up just to continue the fight. go to sleep- it’ll be better in the morning.

26. Don’t buy the cheap peanut butter.

27. Don’t forget the camera.

28. Don’t underestimate God.

29. Don’t overlook simple things.

30. Don’t stop til you get enough.

31. Don’t get anymore tattoos.

32. Don’t do drugs.

33. For the love of god don’t procreate.

34. Don’t freak out… remember you have the right to be here!

35. Don’t forget to breathe.

36. Don’t spend too much time on the internet.

37. Don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet.

38. Don’t sit around waiting for life to happen.

39. Don’t forget that you have a purpose on this planet.

40. Don’t stop laughing.

41. Don’t stop loving.

42. Don’t stop remembering that you’re loved.

43. Do not judge others, be open minded.

44. Do not give up on your dreams.

45. Do not continuously over-indulge in drinking/drugs/food: everything in moderation.

46. Do not take the people you love, and who love you, for granted.

47. Do not settle.

48. Don’t drink excessively. It doesn’t taste that good anyway.

49. Don’t skip near picture frames, you’ll knock them down.

50. Don’t take life too seriously.

51. Don’t hurt anyone on purpose.

52. Don’t forget what your mama taught you.

53. Don’t stop laughing.

54. Don’t rely on artificial beauty. It’s not true.

55. Don’t refuse to help someone in need.

56. Don’t change just because someone has summed you up.

57. Don’t always answer the phone, sometimes it’s not worth the hassle!

58. Don’t live your life without music.

59. Don’t waste your life living in one place.

60. Don’t think you can change your life always.

61. Going to “parties” doesn’t get you anywhere.

62. Don’t become a smoker.

63. Don’t answer a question without fully listening/understanding it.

64. Don’t force yourself to love what you don’t.

65. Don’t ever grow up too fast.

66. Don’t stay in a relationship/situation just because you’ve grown accustomed to it.

67. Don’t take anything for granted.

68. Don’t get lazy: laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

69. Don’t say you will when you know you won’t.

70. Don’t settle for mediocrity.

71. Don’t follow anything blindly.

72. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

73. Don’t complain about everything, take time to find the silver lining.

74. Don’t go through life without experiencing love.

75. Don’t look back in anger.

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