1. don’t be an asshole
2. be selfish. there is only so much you can give of yourself
2a. don’t give everything of yourself for anyone who wouldn’t do the same for you
3. go after what you want. don’t wait for it to come to you
4. your experiences are your own. don’t think your life will have the same path as anyone else’s
5. when everything and everyone else screams you are wrong, listen
6. fail. get back up. succeed. keep pushing
7. never apologize for being yourself
8. ignore 2-7 from time to time. try not to break 1 if you can help it.