Today’s Five Rules installment comes courtesy of fellow Philadelphian Daneen Baird of Spoiled Pretty. She travels with no less than a box-car sized makeup bag and she even threw a Kanye quote into her Five Rules for good measure. Here they are, in her words.
1. Small acts of kindness and courtesy go a long way, so say please and thank you whenever possible. Nothing irks me more than rude behavior. Like when a group of people take up the entire width of the sidewalk. Or when you hold the door and the next person just walks on through without acknowledging your gallant gesture. And if you’re walking by me on the street, for God’s sake, please share the sidewalk real estate.
Read Julia Coney’s Five Rules For Life
2. Listen. So many people are terrible listeners. Some feign interest while tuning you out, offering a well-timed “mmm hmm” or “that shit cray” for good measure. Others are too busy planning what they are going to say next. Then there are the egomaniacs who find every opportunity to refer the conversation back to their own experience. Don’t you just hate that? So the next time someone is talking to you, remember how it feels not to be heard – and then listen to them, completely.
3. It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. People will just assume that you’re just passing through on your way to somewhere more fabulous.
Read Anne Fritz’s Five Rules For Life
4. Now that cameras don’t require film, take more photos. They’re free, but priceless.
5. Don’t waste time, money or energy trying to be someone you’re not. Stay true to you and be your authentic self. Embracing/celebrating your uniqueness and being comfortable in your own skin is the ultimate cool.
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