Tuesday, March 6, 2007

II. Take the Long View (Love Your Older Self as Yourself)

Think about the future. Always make long term decisions.
Ask yourself: will I regret doing this later? Will I regret NOT doing this later?

a. Be honest

  1. In the long run it’s easier
  2. Your word will mean something.

b. Take care of your health—it is critical to a long and happy life.

  1. Exercise
  2. Eat well
  3. Brush and floss
  4. Don’t smoke or take drugs
  5. Wear your seat belt
  6. Sleep well (early to bed, lots of naps)

c. Use the Wisdom of Elders – Especially Your Parents
They know things you don’t

d. Don’t Succumb to Biological Demands
Don’t let your body get the best of you.

  1. Overcome fatigue
  2. Overcome sweet tooth and cravings
  3. Overcome anger
  4. For the boys, think with your brain

e. Think Ahead To When You Have Children and Grand-Children

  1. You will want to have resources for them
  2. You will want to preserve the planet for them and their grand-children
  3. You will want to set an example for them of how to live

f. Consider the Future of Humanity

  1. Do your own very small part to assist our survival a thousand years from now
  2. Try to leave the world a better place than you found it.

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