June 2, 2008

Ten Pretty Good Rules

These rules have no specific purpose, but will serve you well as humor, and are not a bad perspective to use when dealing with the vagaries of daily life.
  1. Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty and the pig likes it.
  2. Never argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.
  3. Observe everything; admire nothing.
  4. It's easier to obtain forgiveness than it is permission.
  5. Rarely resist the opportunity to keep your mouth shut.
  6. Don't ask the question if you cannot live with the answer.
  7. If you want a new idea, read an old book.
  8. If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there.
  9. Never have a philosophy which supports a lack of courage.
  10. Never look back unless you intend to go that way.


  1. i follow #4 in real life, but wonder how true it is in a bdsm perspective?

    hugs, elle

  2. I knew that rule would raise an eyebrow when I posted it, and I agree it often does not apply in the bdsm context.

  3. i know there are times when i've gone my own way, made my own decisions. while i might have enjoyed it at the time, in retrospect, it was never worth the repercussions that resulted from having to ask for forgiveness.

  4. David,
    What a wonderful list. How much better off we would all be if we used a little more common sense in our daily lives.

  5. I like these rules except perhas #3 and soem ohow the idea of not admiring some things seems to lack the ability to committ or maybe to love. I can't exactly put my finger on it but I think my life would be less fullfilling if I did not amire some things