This one isn’t “advice to a younger me”. It’s quite likely my Dad was explicit with this lesson and I like to think I’ve always come correct on this topic. But if I could go back in time, I’d have this conversation anyway to be damn sure I learned it. This one is for my
High on my list of “stuff I wish I knew back then” is a better understanding of how successful romantic relationships start. The version I know a little about is “boy likes girl”. I’m pretty sure if you add it all up, I’ve wasted at least a year of my life dreaming, wishing , pining,
Have you ever held the door for someone and they don’t even say thank you? Let a car cut in front of you without getting so much as a wave? Say “bless you” to someone who sneezes without them even giving you a glance. That kind of stuff really used to piss me off. Why?
Look, the Police aren’t perfect. At the low-end of the spectrum, rare is the cop who doesn’t break the basic traffic laws that we’re all held to. At the high-end, megalomania, harassment, violence, injustice of the highest order. But most cops keep it in the lane. And most of them would take a bullet for
This is literal advice. Putting out a campfire thoroughly is a vital responsibility. But if you attempt to do it with your own liquid supply, you will regret it deeply. Let’s just say that creates a kind of steam that you don’t want to be around. Use something you’d drink, or dirt. That is all.
If young me worked for me now, I’d fire myself in a second. When I look back at how naive, toxic, and insubordinate I was as a young man in the workplace, I am deeply embarrassed. I’ll cut to the chase: Nobody owes anyone a job. If someone has been kind enough to give you a
Once upon a time I saw a behavioral therapist to help me work through some stuff. Her name was Dr. Sarah. Eventually I figured it out, developed some tools to manage my issues, and our time together came to an end. On that very last visit, I got what is probably *the* best advice I’ve