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1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.

3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.

4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.

5. Request the late check-out.

6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…

10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.

11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.

13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.

14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.

15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.

17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.

18. Never turn down a breath mint.

19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.

20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.

21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.

22. Eat lunch with the new kid.

23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

24. Ask your mum to play. She won’t let you win.

25. Manners maketh the man.

26. Give credit. Take the blame.

27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.

28. Write down your dreams.

29. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.

30. Be confident and humble at the same time.

31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!

32. In all things lead by example not explanation.

33. Vulnerability is ok and isnt anything to be ashamed about.

34. It’s not weak to speak.
#15017064
Yea, these aren't bad rules. I approve.

noemon wrote:14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.


I learned this one the hard way.

I'VE HAD IT UP TO HERE! (raise hand as high as possible) WITH THAT WOMAN'S PARENTS!!! :lol: :lol: :( :*(
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ness31 wrote:And male centric, but still cute. Wouldn’t mind seeing a list directed at daughters. Most posters here would have convulsions :p


A lot of that can easily be adapted to be more neutral. I would agree this is really more of a "Rules to teach your son" sort of thing.
#15020178
Where did you find them? Who carries hankies these days?

I find the one about not entering the pool by the stairs intriguing. I want to know why.

Nobody would ever remember the half of them, though I will always remember that one.

As a mother of daughters I told them having sex with whomever they fancied didn't make them sluts, and conversely refusing to have sex with fat spotty Herberts didn't make them frigid and anyone who tried to tell them different was a berk and best avoided.

Most of the advice I gave them was about dealing with boys and then men, who are a big pain and can be a lot of hard work that is seldom worth it.

But when it is worth it, it's really, really worth it.

The upshot of it is that I have three daughters who have never once locked themselves in their bedrooms wailing about some bastard who's let them down.
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@noemon Good rules, overall, even if the Hankie one is a bit old-fashioned. ;)

17...Definitely. I wouldn't be where I am now, if I hadn't done that. :D 14, of course, came along with that... :lol:

I'd add:
35. Never be afraid to apologize. It takes strength to admit when you are wrong.

36. Don't burn your bridges.
#15020215
- Social media is not a comprehensive substitute for a social life

- There is no such thing as having too much money

- Be the best you can, screw equality

- Be happy even if it makes you poor; don't stay in a well paid job that you hate

- If you earn a lot then spend a lot, if you don't then don't

- Eat more meat, eat less vegetables, and throw away the carbs

- Never save up fake leaky money, if you save make sure it is something with enduring value

- Don't get yourself into an ideology, ideology is just an euphemism for brain damage

- If you don't consent to be governed then any attempts to govern you are crime.

- Self-defence is the only moral basis for imposing on another

- Playing games is the best education because life is war
#15020391
I carry handkerchiefs.

They are usually cut up receiving blankets for babies, which are absorbent, soft, and can be washed and dried in the machine.

Good for the environment and you save money.
#15020428
Really haven't thought about these things much, But the two rules I constantly remember that did help alot were ones my uncle Hussein told me when I was entering adulthood.
Best translation I can come up with;

Don't bring city speak to the mountains, and don't take mountain speak to the city.

And never pick a fight you don't need to fight, especially with women.

:p
#15020478
noemon wrote:1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

N/A.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.

N/A.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.

Eww... BBQ is NASTY.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.

Capitalist value that I disagree with.
5. Request the late check-out.

N/A.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

Agreed.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

No one should follow ANYONE personally.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

Agreed.
9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…

Agreed.
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.

Sounds very religious, I disagree.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

N/A.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.

N/A.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.

Sexist. Disagree.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.

This is slavery and oppression. This defends the oppressive family institution. No one's destiny should be controlled by family. I disagree with this one.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

Fake.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.

I do not travel but I agree with this.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.

Sexist. Disagree.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.

Socially competitive. Disagree.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.

Capitalist. Disagree.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.

Disagree. I do not live in the past.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.

It depends on what nation you are in, which nation you support, and which political ideologies you and the veteran have.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.

No one should feel belonged or not belonged. This is socially competitive culture that promote social favouritism.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

Pacifist. Disagree.
24. Ask your mum to play. She won’t let you win.

Oppressive family institution. Disagree.
25. Manners maketh the man.

Disagree. This sounds very religious.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.

Disagree. Pacifist and somewhat immoral.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.

Depends on what one defines as "bullying."
28. Write down your dreams.

N/A.
29. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.

Agree. I admire cats especially.
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.

N/A. Capitalist culture.
31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!

Oppressive family. Disagree.
32. In all things lead by example not explanation.

Sometimes agree, sometimes disagree. It depends on the situation or the scenario.
33. Vulnerability is ok and isnt anything to be ashamed about.

Enemies can use it against you Because They Can.
34. It’s not weak to speak.

Depends on situation. Sometimes words can be used against you, especially from some enemies and corrupt people with power.
#15020480
I. Do not put yourself out there.
II. Do not trust anyone at first sight.
III. Do not use religion to motivate you to be a good person.
IV. Do not love money.
V. Women are everything. Any male who is disrespectful to women are terrible.
VI. Do what you can do, and let everything fall into place.
VII. Do not reveal any personal information that could potentially be used against you nor your affiliations.
VIII. Pay attention to one's political ideology and religion. That tells you what offends them.
IX. Do not disrespect authorities that protect you from crime.
X. Hygiene is the most important characteristic of someone. Avoid dirtiness at all circumstances.
XI. For males, let the relationship be all about the woman.
XII. For women, do not let a man rule you.
XIII. Do not let family rule your destiny and do not rely on them to motivate you to work.
XIV. Mind your own business as much as you need.
XV. Do not do recreational drugs.
XVI. Stay away from bad people, drug users, and gangsters.
XVII. Do not believe the caricatures that liberals and anarchists do about respect.
XVIII. If someone shows you not to communicate with them, do not communicate with them.
XIX. Be as efficient as possible.
XX. Extract your imagination and creativity, that is what helps inventions in society.
XXI. Do not gossip around strangers who could potentially know who you are talking about.
XXII. Do not let Zionists brainwash you via media.
XXIII. Stay away from abusive and corrupt people as much as possible.
XXIV. Dress as best as possible.
XXV. Do not gamble.
XXVI. Use people and let others use you. That is how humans survive.
XXVII. If someone wants to fuck you, and you wanna fuck them, fuck them and relieve yourself.
XXVIII. You cannot change someone. If you try to change someone, they will try to change you.
XXIX. Marriage is slavery. Full fill your destiny and physical drive.
XXX. Raise yourself. Show that you do not need to be controlled in order to motivate you to work.
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:lol: at SSDr's list. Just because you had a shit family experience, does not mean this applies to everyone. Normally, families are supportive.

Listing off rules as "capitalist" is just as dumb. :knife:

Most of your rules are selfish and cynical. Admin Edit: Rule 2 Violation
#15020650
the world is fake

everything is rigged

people are full of shit
#15020654
The world has beauty in it, and on the hard days, it takes an effort to see it but it is worth it.

Some things are rigged, but you can still win against them. It just takes a lot more work.

People often lie, but you do not have to spend time with those people. Surround yourself with honest people.
#15020660
The most important rule of all: 7+ billion zeroes don't add up to one.
#15020723
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