You are here : an orientation exercise -- DOs & DON'Ts : rules for the breaking. Don't be selfish (Life is short. Reclaim the word) ; Do your best (Except when you can't. Or you don't want to. Or it's giving you heartburn) ; Don't be difficult (Ask for what you want, push back on what you don't, and beware the focus group ; Do be a team player (On the contrary, you can do YOU all by yourself) ; Don't quit your day job (Take risks, ignore the doubters, and prove the haters wrong) -- WILLS & WON'Ts : Not-so-great expectations. You will change your mind (About unconventional lifestyle choices that inexplicably bother people who don't have to live them? Probably not) ; You won't get anywhere with that attitude (There are plenty of perks to being a pessimist) ; You will regret that (Says who?) ; You won't get a good job if you don't go to college (How to succeed at success without really caring what anyone else thinks) ; You will never live that down (Yes you will. Go ahead and let your freak flag fly) -- SHOULDs & SHOULDN'Ts : much too much obliged. You should always put family first (First runner-up is okay too) ; You shouldn't act so crazy (I kept a litter box under my desk for a year and I turned out okay) ; You should smile more (How to break free from the cult of nice) ; You shouldn't eat that (I'll take extra cheese, please) ; You should check your ego at the door (Check to make sure it's fully inflated, that is).
Presents an irreverent guide to letting go of the weight of others' expectations and doubling down on one's dreams to find real, lasting happiness. --Publisher