Remember 2 Breathe

Remember to breathe / make small karma payments every now and then / read “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn / Listen to Pink Floyd while watching an old movie on mute / don’t own fish / watch Donnie Darko / understand how to use BitComet / go to a protest, even if you don’t agree with the protest / wear more yellow / smoke. quit. smoke again. and then quit and don’t smoke again / Read Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn, just not together or in one sitting / locate your parent’s music collection to help understand who they were and are now / realize you are not as fat, stupid, or unattractive as you think you are / realize there is a difference between love and lust / never date ex-significant others – trust me / realize that people will die even if you don’t want them to / think of yourself a red and your lover as blue and your relationship as a vibrant purple – and watch for color changes / try everything once, minus the bad things / realize your definitions of bad things will change over time / question authority, think for yourself and read up on the guy that coined that last phrase / read “Culture of Make Believe” by Derrick Jensen  / listen to your parents but realize that though they are wise in their years and experiences they are not always right or know what to do / send a dollar bill in the mail to someone at random at least once a year / be cautious of anyone that uses terms like “truth” or “freedom” all of the time / read what you believe but don’t always believe what you read / locate more sources of information than just your TV / learn how to make yourself smile / realize you are more privileged than many other people in the world / ask small children what the meaning of life is and believe them when they tell you / pay attention to the details / watch “Mindwalk” until it clicks / have at least one best friend you are attracted to and never sleep with them / change your favorite color for a while and see how it goes / don’t close your eyes before suffering / realize the Ying-Yang is one symbol, not two / meditate / dance on purpose / realize there are always more than two sides to any issue / understand propaganda / read more / trust yourself / move to another country for a while or travel for a great length of time / realize when someone tells you they just want to be friends they mean something else / realize when you do the same / know that the odds are in your favor that you will find someone else / realize power roles in your family / look up more than you look down, forward more than back / go through your old photos and look at the people in the background / listen more than talk when you get the chance / ask why more than replying because / teach / look at yourself from outside of yourself / realize people suffer because they hang on to things / be honest with your friends until you weed our all of the acquaintances / argue for something you don’t agree with on occasion / look at other people looking at other people / realize life is bigger than you and your worlds / watch the moon for an hour / Stumble / get a bowl of water, shake enough pepper on the water to coat the top, put a drop of dish soap on your finger and stick it into the water – and realize the reaction you get is the same reaction you will get if you always told the truth / get into an argument and lose it on purpose / read Bukowski / learn another language / on occasion, be empathetic to a fault / give more than take / realize that everything i tried to teach you this semester you could have easily learned on your own had you wanted to do begin with / and remember to breathe.

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