What are five core beliefs that guide your life?
This is an interesting one, because I rarely attempt to quantify my morality. I suppose if I had to pick five things, it would be these:
1 - Be straightforward. Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
2 - Be gentle with yourself and others. No one is perfect, and I really believe most people have generally good intentions.
3 - Don’t put up with repeated bad behavior from others. #2 nonwithstanding, if people continually fuck you (or people important to you) over in the same way, let them know it’s not okay and you’re not going to tolerate it.
4 - Watch how people treat those who have less power than they do. How a person treats children, animals, or anyone who could be perceived as disadvantaged/not having anything to offer tells you a lot about who they are as a person.
5 - Relax and try not to take everything too seriously. I’m bad at this one, I get really tightly wound up about minor details and frustrated if everything isn’t going the way I’d expected. I’m trying to relax a little and just enjoy the ride.
That’s it for today. I’m still super excited to see that my state might flip blue - I honestly never expected that, and it’s just delightful!