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  • 42 of the Vulcan Lessons learned from my first 62 years:

    1. Life is never fair, but it's a lot better than the alternative - being dead. To solve your problems, turn them into challenges.

    2. When in doubt, the only important thing is taking the next small step.

    3. Not every day will be the best day of your life - but only one will be your worst. The odds are good today is not that day.

    4. Life is way too short to waste time hating anyone.

    5. Truth is universal and everlasting. Lies are nothing more than transient distractions to be avoided.

    6. Pay off your credit cards at the end of every month.

    7. You don't need to win every argument to be happy. Sometimes it's better to just agree to disagree.

    8. In loving relationships It's better to be happy than to be right.

    9. Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude; nothing can help the person with the wrong one.

    10. Cry when you need to, and preferably with someone else. It's far better healing.

    11. Knowledge is power. Self knowledge is understanding. Wisdom is the synthesis of the two - awareness.

    12. It's OK to let your children, your friends, and your family see you cry.

    13. Friends are the family you get to choose.

    14. Your greatest success in life comes from taking that first small step.

    15. There is nothing wrong with being angry with God. He's got big shoulders; he can take it.

    16. If a relationship of any kind has to be a secret, you've got no business being in it.

    17. Everything can, and will, change with a heartbeat.

    18. You will always learn more from your failures than you will from your successes.

    19. If your not failing, your not learning. If your not learning, your not trying. If your not trying, you'll never succeed. So fail often!

    20. Remember to pause for a deep breath. It clears your head, and refreshes your soul.

    21. Dump anything in your life that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful. All the rest is just a collection of junk.

    22. Love means never having to say your sorry - yet saying it often.

    23. To have good friends learn first to be one.

    24, Learn everything you can - then let go and go with the flow.

    25. The sexiest organ in the human body is the brain.

    26. The only person you can ever make happy is yourself. Happiness is your own responsibility. If your not happy, take responsibility and change it.

    27. What anyone else thinks about you is none of your business. You've got more important things to do.

    28. Be eccentric. Don't take yourself so seriously. Nobody else will.

    29. Believe that miracles can happen because they do.

    30. Don't fret growing older. It sure beats the alternative of dying younger.

    31. You have yet to do your best work.

    32. Life is a gift from God who's meaning and purpose is to learn. Learn something new every day and you honor both him as the giver and yourself as the beneficiary.

    33. Your children only have one childhood. Always enjoy sharing it with them.

    34. Explore your senses. Nothing tastes as good as homemade chocolate fudge. Nothing smells as good as fresh baked bread. Nothing looks as good as waking up to enjoy another morning.

    35. You can never truly own anything, so be satisfied and grateful for what you have. Everything you have, or will ever get, is only on loan from God. Without fail, one day in every life the angel of death will reclaim it all.

    36. Shit and Magic both happen.

    37. The secret to youth is refusing to ever grow up.

    38. Living life well is like a drinking binge; the results like a hangover. Do whatever you do for the pure pleasure and joy it brings from the doing. In spite of the results. Not because of them.

    39. Great men, great accomplishments, all enduring achievements started out with someone taking that first small step.

    40. Shoot for the Stars; settle for reaching the Moon.

    41. Quantity never makes up for a lack of quality.

    42. Be old enough to know better, young enough not to care and "Live Long & Prosper."
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