Quasi: an existential to-do list

Breathe.

Everyone is entitled to their own reality. Choose carefully.

Culture is the prime mover.

Desire is the cause of all suffering. Perceive in reference to how things are rather than how you wish them to be.

It is okay to think what you think.

Forget God.

Fate is not a thing.

Life has no meaning.

Once you accept that nothing makes sense, everything makes sense.

The only way out is through.

Worrying won’t help.

Freaking out will only make it worse.

Relax.

There is nothing after you die.

The body cradles the mind. Take care of your mind cradle.

Nothing is unnatural.

Nothing is supernatural.

Nothing is simple.

There is no normal.

There are no rules. But there are always consequences.

Knowledge is belief that is true.

Trust the data.

Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.

Improve a small part of the world, and you improve the world.

Diminish a small part of the world, and you diminish the world.

You are a small part of the world.

You are in charge of your own happiness.

Independence is bullshit. Get help.

The dog you feed grows and thrives. Don’t feed the wrong dog.

Treat others in a manner consistent with what you believe their conscious desires for treatment would be.

They’re going to think what they think, and there is nothing you can do about it.

When in doubt, always err on the side of not killing someone.

Don’t die unless you have to.

Avoid resting your tongue between your teeth.

Just because someone hands you a shit sandwich doesn’t mean you have to gobble it down.

Any statement containing the word “should” bears examination.

If you’re in a hole, stop digging.

Do not fall into the trap of all-or-nothing thinking.

Let go of false urgency.

It is impossible to clench a fist indefinitely.

Pay attention.

Be open.

Play.

Use tools.

Communication is the key.

Tell stories.

Make people laugh.

Read the room.

Be kind.

Get permission.

Don’t put angry shit into the world.

Don’t be an asshole.

Hear yourself.

Find the awesome.

Remember that it could all end at any moment.

Breathe.