Life Advice for Dicks

Life Advice for You Assholes 

On Saturday, my boyfriend and I had a fun afternoon with his niece. We watched her for a few hours and did some fun art projects, ate pasta and cookies, played Hungry Hungry Hippos and watched some TV. She is ultimately obsessed with Monster High - the latest trend of young kids. I was skeptical at first by her description, "It's a show about monsters going to high school together!" That was concerning for me..but she's wise beyond her years so we let her watch it. To go against my gut judgement, it's a really kickass show that teaches children the values that I use as an adult everyday. This is a post to just remind you all of stuff that you should try to implement in your day to day lives.

Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Just because somebody doesn't talk the same as you or dress the same - don't isolate them! You really should have learned this in Pre-K. I can be really sarcastic and monotone but genuinely I am an accepting and nonjudgemental person at my core. Remember everybody probably has as much anxiety as you in one way or another, so don't ever think you are "better" then somebody else.

Remember to always be there for your friends.
It's really great having friends you don't need to see weekly in order to remain close. That does NOT  mean, however, that you shouldn't let them know you miss them regularly. Even if you live within 20 miles of the other, why not communicate on a weekly basis to stay in touch - even if it's not necessary? This reminds your friends that you always care for them even when our busy lives do not allow us to hang out 24/7. If a close friend needs you - always do your best to drop what you are doing to help them out because you would definitely want them to do the same for you when you are in need.

Manners Matter
Please, thank you, holding the door..... another basic skill so many people lack these days. When you go out to a restaurant, your server has to drop all of their problems to give you grub and drinks with a smile. How hard is it to be a genuine person and be nice to them? Take an extra 5 seconds to be polite to everyone.

Speak Your Mind
Who cares what others think? Say what you want and don't hold back. You always regret going home feeling like you haven't said what you wanted to. Regret sucks. Do you ever feel that way when you get everything off your chest? Nah. Whether it's getting the wrong order at a bar or being upset at a friend - be crystal clear all the time. You're not "weak" for having feelings and talking about whatever is bothering you.

Hardy Harr Har 
I don't understand why everyone gets so butthurt by sarcasm and humor nowadays. Learn how to take a joke and laugh more. Your life will probably get more awesome when you learn to laugh at shitty things that are undoubtedly going to happen in life. I've had a lot of shit thrown at me, and I deal with it with my morbid humor and monotone ways. Find what works best for you but moping is never it!

These are probably the top five traits I'd suggest everybody try to use daily. You'll be happier in the long run once these become a habit. I know I am. I used to be a little mouse that never said what I really felt. Somebody could punch me in the face for no reason and I'd probably end up apologizing. I don't do that anymore. I work through my crap, laugh at stuff I can't change, am nice to everybody unless they really don't deserve it (which is rare, remember), and am always there for my bros and hoes.

What do you think the top 5 traits are that should be universally used by humans? Comment below and remember to stay #nerdy!