Ethan Hampton

Ethan's Rules of Life

These are a list of all the rules I (Ethan Hampton) think it is important to live by. You don’t have to follow them all the time but for 99% of situations they definitely apply. Please note that the first rule is definitely the most important. Enjoy!

I think that rules or guidelines are critical to the success of anything because it creates policies. The world is full of broken guidelines and policies and rules, that’s why I am planing to update this page when I come up with new ones. The ordering is kind of important as previously mentioned but other than the first rule, I am not thinking too much about it (this might change).

I am also trying to link to articles I think reflect my philosophy and meaning when I add a rule. I am also trying to keep a consistent history of the changes I make in order to keep everything well organized.

The Rules:

1. Respect everything

  • The end is only the beginning
  • You only live once, so be careful
  • Don’t judge a book by it’s cover
  • Think
  • The group is more important than the individual but individuals have the most value
  • Rules only work if you follow them Rules only work if a vast majority of people, including the creators, follow them -Modified 20-Mar-2018
  • Love everything
  • Fear isn’t good
  • Strive to be the best
  • Stay calm
  • Keep your friends close
  • Ask for help
  • Be honest
  • Tell the truth, even if it hurts
  • Work hard, it pays off
  • Don’t do something for the sake of doing it, have a good reason
  • Accept when you are wrong
  • Fix it so you are better next time
  • If you love someone, tell them
  • Things are not important to you just because they are to other people -Added 11-Oct-2017
  • Be yourself -Added 11-Oct-2017
  • Protesting is for the right cause is good, but you really, really, really need to make sure you are respectful about it -Added 11-Oct-2017
  • Name calling is simply wrong -Added 11-Oct-2017
  • Unity is important -Added 11-Oct-2017
  • Being good natured about stuff is critical. You’d be surprised how much of a good time you can have -Added 20-Mar-2018
  • Come up with a mission statement, it will get you far in life -Added 29-Apr-2018
  • Time management is absolutely critical and should be a priority -Added 29-Apr-2018
  • If you aren’t spending time sleeping, the rest of the day will be a waste. Get sleep then go from there -Added 29-Apr-2018
  • One’s actions and one’s lifestyle say a lot more about their identity than a continual state of self-reflection does -Added 10-Sep-2019 from APJ

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