34 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

  1. Enjoy the process
  2. If the grass is greener on the other side, water your lawn*
  3. Learn to fight well
  4. It is good to be bicultural
  5. Ask questions often, offer opinions less (because opinions are the cheapest commodities, everyone has them)*
  6. New York is not the center of the world, nor anywhere for that matter
  7. Sharpen your saw*
  8. Sabbath does not mean Sunday or going to church
  9. Be the master over your dishwasher, do not let it master you
  10. Begin with the end in mind, thus you should read Top 5 Regrets of the Dying*
  11. Everything in moderation, even drinking water
  12. Do not believe everything that science or religion claims, but do have core beliefs
  13. Your own child’s poop does not smell like roses
  14. Being a full-time parent and caregiver is the hardest job you will ever have to do
  15. Say hello to your neighbors and people in the elevator
  16. Artificial intelligence is not as scary as you think
  17. Be extraordinarily ordinary, especially if you do not or can not be a master of one
  18. Always be learning
  19. True wealth is being content with what you have, but do not grow complacent
  20. Do not place all your eggs in one basket, especially with your identity
  21. You do not live to produce blood, so do not live just to make money*
  22. It is better to drive a Honda with much joy inside than a BMW with little joy inside
  23. Everyone can have and believe their own truths, but there will ultimately be only one truth
  24. Hike up a mountain
  25. Introversion is not an excuse to be anti-social
  26. Personality tests are useful, but do not depend on them
  27. Make your reality better than your fantasy
  28. Bro, it is okay to cry
  29. The present is a present*
  30. There is a fine line between confidence and cockiness
  31. First world problems. Period.
  32. It is not that cool to be able to drink a lot
  33. Beer pong should be played with simple rules, but respect house rules
  34. Having lots of money does not provide one with a sense of purpose

* Taken or adapted from other sources