Seth’s Rules for Life Be kind Be curious Have fun Don’t waste time or resources

Last night I had a conversation with my brother, and he asked me what skills I wanted to pass on to my children before they are grown. I thought about it for a minute and told him that while there are a lot of skills I think would be great for them to have, I don’t know in the future which ones will be needed, as technology is progressing so fast that many of the skills I want them to know might well be outdated in a few short of years.

Instead, I want to leave them with a framework that can serve them in all areas of life. Upon reflecting on my own life and the drastic changes it’s taken over the past few years, these are the “rules” that I attempt to live out every day and the ones I hope my progeny will adopt.

Seth’s Rules for Life:

  1. Be kind
  2. Be curious
  3. Have fun
  4. Don’t waste time or resources

Kindness is self-explanatory. If you’re not kind, no matter your beliefs, then it’s all pointless. Curiosity is the opposite of having a closed mind. We can’t learn and grow unless we’re open-minded and curious. If you’re not having fun, then maybe it’s time to place your focus elsewhere. I hate waste. It’s irresponsible. And time is our most valuable asset, as it’s the only one we can’t get more of.

I may adapt and expand on these rules in the future, but for now, they are serving me very well!

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