The Complete Life’s Little Instruction Book

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While at looking at books at a secondhand store last week my eyes came across a book called The Complete Life’s Instruction Book, which as the title suggests is a book full of little instructions on how to live your life. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to buy it. I just love books like this, and thought that it would be a good laugh.

I haven’t read much of the book yet, but there have been a few that have stuck out, as they’ve either made me go “what the hell?!”, or have really spoken to me and are mantras that I plan on living my life by (as well as few WTF things I came across as well). 

What the hell:

  • Never Use Profanity (why the fuck not?!).
  • Learn three clean jokes (surely you’ve learnt three by the time you’re 10? They may be terrible, but they’re still clean).
  • Whistle (I would probably do this if I could, but I can’t – and it’s not for lack of trying).
  • Never get a tattoo (too late, and I plan on getting more).
My Life Mantras:
  • Drink champagne for no reason at all (being alive and/or with great company is reason enough for me).
  • Take lots of snapshots.
  • If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
  • Make the best of bad situations.
  • Lend only the books you don’t care to see again (this shouldn’t be limited to books).
  • Think big things, but relish is small pleasures.
  • Take time to smell the roses.
  • Never give up on what you really want to do.
  • Be suspicious of all politicians.
  • Give people a second chance, but not a third.
  • Lie on your back and watch the stars.
  • Evaluate yourself by your own standard, not someone else’s
  • Learn the rules. Then break some.
  • Life is short. Eat more pancakes and less rice wafers.
  • Live your life so that your epitaph could read “no regrets”.

Anyway, hope you’re having a great weekend xx

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