- If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing it right. (What this says about jobs not worth doing is unclear.)
- Always keep a tool handy.
- Always keep a med kit handy.
- Pay what you owe.
- Be willing to lend a hand, but don’t let others take advantage of you.
- Sometimes, you have to go through several people to hear the criticisms you really need to hear.
- Never accept anything blindly. Always ask follow up questions.
- Be thankful for what you have.
- But you can work to have more, if you really want it, and are willing to put in the time and effort.
- Just because someone is a minority doesn’t automatically mean they’re a good person, or that they’ll get along with other minorities.
- I am worth something.
- If you see something that looks like abuse, call it out.
- Tell someone if you’re having problems. Don’t bottle it up inside.
- It’s good to cry.
(Editor’s Note: early draft versions of this were published by mistake because of technical difficulties, and there’s no political writing this week on account of personal troubles.)