40 People Give Their Golden Rule Of Life


Originally seen here on Reddit.

1. StickleyMan

Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.

2. parvicus

Don’t get arrested in a foreign country.

3. clickityClack27

If you do not like a situation, leave.
So many people I know live in misery because they are too afraid to leave a bad situation (bad job, bad relationship, whatever). It’s scary of course and it can be hard, I’m not saying it’s easy, but it can be done. And most of the time you will be better for it.

4. SuperDBJ

Have more than you show, speak less than you know

5. ozwozzle

Don’t make a decision when you’re mad, don’t make a promise when you’re happy

6. Danulas

Don’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry.

7. mc2157

The one rule of driving that never, ever is wrong:
When you’re driving, everybody else on the road is an idiot and it’s your job to watch out.

8. wreckingcru

The other guy is probably having a shitty day, so let it go if you can.
I try not to pick petty fights with other drivers, waiters, someone at a store, etc.

9. silentkiller082

If after 10 wipes, just take a shower.

10. 3maru

Do it without saying you’re doing it

11. classicdiner

Tell the truth with as few words as possible.

12. perpetualdawn

Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups

13. PolkyPolk

whatever you do in life – leave it better than you found it.

14. Miffinat0r

Be the person your dog thinks you are. (It’s cheesy but I love it. I love my dog.)

15. GetHisWallet

Treat others the way you want to be treated unless they’re a complete douchebag, then treat others the way you want to be treated right in front of him and ignore his douchebag ass

16. ThatsGoodForm

Never date a close friend’s ex.
A lot of people disagree with me on this, but it will be a rule I won’t break. Even if the friend says its cool, deep down they probably wouldn’t like it.

17. REFuJW

Today is a good day

18. MacQueenXVII

“Hope like an optimist, plan like a pessimist.”
“Never stop learning – it keeps your mind young. Never stop dancing – it keeps your body young. Never stop loving – it keeps your spirit old.”

19. craayoons

Do what you want and do it because you enjoy it. Don’t live your life the way others think you should.
Also if you walk into an cinema that is essentially empty dont sit in the seat right next to me you literally have the choice of basically the entire theater.

20. ocellot9119

Trust everyone, but always cut the deck.

21. Rabidlollipop

Always try to be compassionate and understanding.

22. Violet_Rain

Never google ANYTHING your friends tell you to google, even if it seems as harmless as a blueberry waffle or a party of lemons. Needless to say, my friends are assholes.

23. davidLg

Don’t fuck with people who prepare your food

24. danrennt98

Don’t worry, take it easy. When you get a flat on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, and as soon as you take out your spare it deflates. All there is to do is laugh while your friend or the tow truck gets there. Relax, every minor problem isn’t the end of your world.

25. stevenk0fahl

Condoms. Every time.

26. ForToday

If she’ll cheat with you, she’ll cheat on you.

27. craayoons

Never use google to self diagnose an injury or illnesses, because 99% of the time it “may lead to death”

28. am_i_missin_somethin

If it takes less than 5 minutes, do it now.

29. Unidan

Be kind to everyone!
It’s amazing what a little kindness can do, I’ve been lucky enough to befriend bikers, scientists, ex-cons, farmers in the jungle, millionaires and artists by just being nice. Not goody-two-shoes nice, but just trying to remember everyone is a person initially deserving of respect and kindness!

30. King_of_the_Dot

Never trust a fart.

31. SandSwag

Don’t be a cunt

32. lolalodge

The only way to get respect is to give it.

33. Purp_Haze

My great grandfather left me with this nugget “I don’t care if you’re a ditch-digger, as long as you’re a good one.” So whatever you do in life, do it to the best of your ability.

34. ToDareIsToDo

Half your age + 7

35. Buff_ee1

“You can teach your children how to hate, teach them how to fight. I will teach my children how to love, and love with all of their might”. -Matisyahu
Maybe you think it’s cheesy, but I think it’s beautiful. There’s a lot of hate in this world, and hate breeds hate.

36. livermonium

I’ll tell you what my father told me:
Be polite and respectful
Don’t bet for money
Don’t borrow money
Do not trust men who wear white pants
In hindsight, great advice.

37. mostlynein

If she nags constantly, cries about petty issues and demands your 100% devotion then you’re better single.

38. carsgobeepbeep

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.

39. dassright

Never ask someone to do something you wouldn’t do.

40. ghostchamber

“Protect consciousness, practice generosity, live vigorously, and consume mindfully.”
I definitely read a variation of that somewhere, and picked up on it. Originally, the first part was “protect life,” so I changed it to reflect my views. TC Mark

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