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Old 03-31-2009, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default A fool who persists in his folly will become wise.

The title is from William Blake's "Proverbs of Hell"

Things I learned the hard way, that people with sense learn the easy way, and which you don't want to learn the hard way, because it hurts:

Alcohol and drugs destroys lives, ruin families, reduces mental capacity, and does not erase guilt, anger, or despair, but rather exacerabates them.

There is a glorification of "dark stuff" in a lot of entertainment today. "Dark stuff" turns you into a socially ostracized, self-absorbed dork, and the perpetrators of said "Dark stuff" look down on you and find you amusing.

Pleasure is fleeting and unimportant. Don't believe the hype.

Selfish desires when focused on and fulfilled are replaced by selfish desires which are harder to fulfill and which are more destructive to others.

"Coolness" is the entrance to all that is false and temporary.

There is no shame in conformity to a group which does good, but there is plenty of shame in individuality for its own sake.

Appearances can be deceiving, but there is much that can be deduced from mere appearance, especially when it comes to fashion and taste in art and entertainment.

Sexual promiscuity easily leads to disease, unwanted children, emotional insanity, and ruin.

If you are a follower, do not try to be a leader; instead, find a good and trustworthy leader.

A leader who looks down on his followers is the worst kind of person.

Castles of paranoia are built with the bricks of exaggeration.

Cannabis is a boon to a certain type of artist, and a very subtle poison for most other classes of people.

Much of what "the crowd" says is bad...actually is bad. Some of it isn't.

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