Rule 1: Do not carelessly denigrate social institutions or creative achievement.
Rule 2: Imagine who you could be and then aim single-mindedly at that.
Rule 3: Work as hard as you possibly can, on at least one thing, and see what happens.
Rule 4: Do not hide unwanted things in the fog.
Rule 5: Abandon ideology.
Rule 6: Notice that opportunity lurks, where responsibility has been abdicated.
Rule 7: Do not do things that you hate.
Rule 8: Try to make one room in your house as beautiful as possible.
Rule 9: If old memories still make you cry, write them down carefully and completely.
Rule 10: Plan and work diligently to maintain the romance in your relationship.
Rule 11: Be grateful, in spite of your suffering.
Rule 12: Do not allow yourself to become resentful, deceitful, or arrogant.