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What life rule do you have for yourself that can never be broken?

I count to 5. This is a secret rule I have for myself. Whenever I don’t want to do something (something small like getting out of bed, to something bigger, like asking a girl out), I count to 5 in my head. Whenever I reach 5, I have to do it. I have never failed to do what I set out to do once I hit 5, so it always works for me, in a weird sort of way. I know that if I didn’t do it, the “rule of 5” would cease to exist, and since I need it to exist, I have to do what I said I would do. It’s a weird paradox, but it works.

TL; DR: If there’s something you know you need to do, just count to 5, and then you must do it. And so you will.

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Another way of saying “Ignorance is bliss.”

Another way of saying “Ignorance is bliss.”

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"Robin Williams is proof that people with depression can work very hard to put a smile on everyone’s face but their own."  #RIPRobinWilliams

The battle with inner demons is often the hardest.

"Robin Williams is proof that people with depression can work very hard to put a smile on everyone’s face but their own." #RIPRobinWilliams

"An accurate and unfortunate observation by the late George Carlin"

"An accurate and unfortunate observation by the late George Carlin"

"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."

Margaret Atwood

"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."

Margaret Atwood

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"You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic."