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PROMISE YOURSELF EACH MORNING UPON RISING THAT YOU WILL DO THIS LIST TOMORROW, WITHOUT FAIL.
Refuse to focus on the present moment; the past & future are more entertaining.
Struggle to change what is (a finished product of the past).
Gossip, blame, get very angry & speak rudely & loudly to others.
Waste time & energy by watching mind-mumbing TV, reading ‘people’ publications, surfing the internet, meeting up with unhappy others for cut-throat gossip sessions.
Abuse your body with foods, drink, drugs, insufficient activity, orifice pacifiers (tobacco, fingernails, food, objects…).
Rehash or reconstruct the past to make you look good, nearly perfect to your audience.
Procrastinate doing self-reliance type activities.
Have a tantrum in public to attract attention & pity.
Practice road rage.
Literally hate the elderly, the richer, beggars, those others who exhibit self-confidence & courage, do not look like or behave as you wish, have achieved in spite of heavy challenges.
Revenge your self-created enemies for not measuring down to your expectations.
Pout & rebel like a disgrundled 2-year old.
Display arrogance by showing how unappreciative you are.
Beg God & government to let you have your narcissistic way at the expense of others.
Cut queue to prove your superiority.
Lie, cheat, steal just because you can.
Invade the privacy of others but complain & revenge when others invade yours.
Interject your know-it-all opinions into conversations about which you know nothing & that do not concern you anyway.
Practice resistance: the “No I can’t be/have/do because____” habits of cowards.
Go out of your way to give alms to those you perceive as inferior to or lower than you.…those poor god-forgotten scum of the earth that we uppers must look after.
Give with conditions attached to the gift: a covert style of control–expect the receiver to respond & behave according to your wishes, so that you can get ego-gratification.
Criticize everyone about everything–especially friends who are thriving, success models of your own background, neighbors, other nationalities & cultures, politicians, people more knowledgeable & creative than you.
Be 100% irresponsible, then attempt to manipulate others into suffering the consequences.
Make sure the low end of mediocrity is your highest standard of achievement.
Compete on every level to be the top dog of self-deception & a shallow existence.
Blame deceased parents, childhood experiences, ‘the system’ for your laziness & ignorance.
At every opportunity, revenge & hurt others with your sly off-hand remarks. This way you hide your own cowardice from yourself (though not from your audience).
Be quick to compare those rare split seconds of circumstance-initiated actions you are pushed into taking, to those who deliberately choose self-reliance regardless of circumstances.
Have handy excuses to justify your selfish refusal to offer your talents to the world.
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