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A Cheaper Date Than Peterson: 12 Rules

Posted on | February 7, 2018 | Comments Off on A Cheaper Date Than Peterson: 12 Rules

by Smitty

Riffing on JP and McArdle, here are my dozen:

  1. Relax. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Makes you a big, fat, easy target.
  2. Integrity is talking about Fight Club when the World would silence you.
  3. Take the truth seriously, and guard it jealously against all foolishness.
  4. Grow up: stay sober; eschew debt; pursue knowledge and wisdom.
  5. Don’t treat your sexuality like a video game. Those naughty bits are worth 1% of your skin area, should you become a burn victim. The fact that it’s the most intense 1% of your relationship doesn’t make the number (or anything else) greater.
  6. Marry*. Cherish the blessings of spouse and children.
  7. Read Ecclesiastes 7.
  8. Everything is easy, when you know how to do it. The learning curve requires dedication.
  9. People don’t scale. Keep it small; keep your soul.
  10. Have a budget. Living paycheck to paycheck ain’t livin’. See: Ramsey.
  11. Take exercise, eat well, and guard your health, to better the extended harassment of the (grand)children.
  12. Travel, to realize that the human concerns are constant, despite differences in law, language, and culture. Travel further, if needful, to grasp that the United States is a truly rounder wheel. Those godless Commie sodomites who, in the service of Hell, seek to tear this country and Western civilization down, are to be opposed at all points.

*And that is marriage in the actual sense of the word. See Rule 3.


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