Gather round and listen to my words of wisdom on how to succeed and find joy in life.
Don’t be a dick.
Really that’s what it boils down to.
People need help? Don’t be a dick, lend a hand.
Person is having a terrible day? Don’t be a dick, see if you can cheer them up.
You having a bad day? Don’t take it out on other people, that counts as being a dick.
See other people having a good time and not hurting anyone? Don’t be a dick, leave them alone.
It’s really simple: look at a situation, see which course of action makes you a dick, pick something else to do with your time.
Now, everyone is human. Believe me, I get it. We all slip up and pull a dick move at some point in our lives.
But you know what? You can do something truly non-dickish and apologize for being a dick and work really hard on not being a dick again.
It’s like magic.
Or the Golden rule.
Don’t be a dick to others, because it sucks when people are a dick to you.
So in those moments when the waitress is busy, when traffic is bad, when you feel like you should possess world domination but your place is as a lowly minion: don’t be a dick.
(We could toss in things about spreading love, working hard, and living your life so you’ll be missed when you’re gone, but let’s not get complicated here.)
Bottom line: Don’t be a dick.