1. Honor and integrity still mean something.
2. In the “Game of Social Media,” where “likes” and “follows” can be purchased for no more than the price of a couple of Venti Pumpkin Spice Lattes (available now, might I add) we are living in a world of make-believe where many value symbolism over substance.
3. Never explain a joke.
4. Children dressed in sexy Halloween costumes should not receive candy; they should receive a bathrobe to cover up with and a pamphlet on self-respect.
5. Social Media users seeking fame are often like a toddler, who, seeking attention, will throw a tantrum on the floor of the grocery store, kicking those around her, chucking her sippy cup, and screaming at anyone trying to help. She KNOWS she will get in trouble, but she also knows she’ll get attention. To her, negative attention is fine, ‘cause at least it’s attention. And she’ll go to any length to get it.
6. The rest of the world doesn’t work like Amazon Prime—anything worthwhile takes time.
7. Social Media “fame” is as thin as rice paper.
8. You will almost always weigh more on the doctor’s scale than your bathroom scale.
9. The day you leave the house in old clothes, unshowered, with no makeup and dirty hair is the day you will run into everyone you haven’t seen in 10years.
10. Big egos and small minds are a lethal combination. Don’t be discouraged. There are many wonderful people to admire in this world. Choose wisely.