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Violence is the default. It’s easy. It’s peace that is difficult: learned, inculcated, earned.



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Rule #1 (continue)

If you're number 1, highest level of status

  • If you're male, you have preferential access to the best places to live and the highest quality food. People compete to do you favours. You have limitless opportunity for romantic and sexual contact. You are a successful lobster, and the most...


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Rule #1 Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulder Back

  • No one standing still can triumph, no matter how well constituted
  • Eat a fat and protein heavy breakfast as soon as possible after awaken (no carbohydrates, no sugars, as they are digested too rapidly, and produce a blood-sugar spike and rapid dip
  • Anxious and depressed peop...


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Rule #3: Make Friends With People Who Want The Best For You

  • “It is only right to see the best in people. The highest virtue is the desire to help.” But not everyone who is failing is a victim, and not everyone at the bottom wishes to rise, although many do, and many manage it
  • Before you help someone, you shou...


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Rule #3: Make Friends With People Who Want The Best For You

  • It’s appropriate and praiseworthy to associate with people whose lives would be improved if they saw your life improve.
  • If you surround yourself with people who support your upward aim, they will not tolerate your cynicism and destructiveness
  • But mostly they are dragging you ...


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When you dare aspire upward, you reveal the inadequacy of the present and the promise of the future. Then you disturb others, in the depths of their souls, where they understand that their cynicism and immobility are unjustifiable. You play Abel to their Cain. You remi...



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Ideologues are people who pretend they know how to "make the world a better place" before they've taken care of their own chaos within



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Rule #3: Make Friends With People Who Want The Best For You

  • When people have a low opinion of their own worth—or, perhaps, when they refuse responsibility for their lives—they choose a new acquaintance, of precisely the type who proved troublesome in the past. Such people don’t believe that they deserve any better—so they don’t go looking for it
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Dreams shed light on the dim places where reason itself has yet to voyage



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Rule #2: Treat Yourself As Someone You Are Responsible Helping

  • Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you
  • He whose life has a why can bear almost anyhow


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If You Let Yourself Treated Badly By Others

  • Ancient part of your brain watches how you are treated by other people
  • It renders determination of your value and assign you a status
  • If you judge as little value, your brain restrict serotonin availability
  • Makes you reactive to any circumstances that might produce e...


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Sometimes it seems the only people willing to give advice in a relativistic society are those with the least to offer



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A book on 12 rules to live better life, and create order from chaos

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