Manifesto

  1. Whatever you’re currently dreading or enjoying will eventually end. It may end this time tomorrow, this time next week, or this time next month. Furthermore, the Earth as you know it will one day end. Everything you understand in reality will cease to exist.

  2. Remember you are not saving babies and time is how you spend your love. Few things matter in life as much as getting a good night’s sleep and making the time to sleep in at least one day a week.

  3. Always have a Big List. Write down everything you need to do in work and in life and update it accordingly. Delete the things that do not matter.

  4. Prioritize attending live performances by the people you love and admire. If you wait, chances are these people will die and you will spend the rest of your life regretting it.

  5. Walk until the sidewalk ends and drive until you reach the ocean. Alternatively, walk or drive until you reach an establishment that sells dessert, preferably ice cream or pie. Either way, play only excellent music.

  6. Write letters. Make phone calls. Send packages. Buy ridiculously expensive airplane tickets to visit friends and family in far corners of the earth. And when they visit you, join them as they arrive and depart at the airport.

  7. “Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake.” (Kurt Vonnegut)

  8. “What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.” (George Eastman)

  9. “After all is said and done, you can’t go pleasing everyone, so screw it.” (John Lennon)