A common Oddfellows initiation ritual was to put these hoodwinks over your eyes. Once they were on, they would put a skeleton (real or fake) right in front of your face. They would open the hoodwinks and tell you something along the lines of “This is what you will become, but while you’re here, you must do good.” I just thought that was interesting.

My Life Tips

1) If you see something on some social media website that generalizes a whole group, particularly yours, don’t take it personally. Just don’t be whatever that person is complaining about, and then they can’t generalize you.

2) Unless you are a medical professional or a loved one that is seriously concerned about that persons well being, don’t judge people for what they do. If that girl wants a thigh gap, so what? If she gets a breast augmentation, who cares? If she gets a spray tan, it’s none of your business. If it makes them happy, as long as they aren’t harming others, let them continue doing it.

3) Unless someone insults something deep and personal to you, don’t get into petty arguments. So what they disagree with your political stance? Or your taste in music? That’s their deal. Don’t fight them about it. You have your opinion and they have theirs and neither of you are going to budge in an argument, so why waste your time?

4) Let people be proud of what they are. If that guy is proud to be French, or if they’re proud of their country or their fandom, let them be. Don’t discriminate them for it, don’t scold them for it. Just don’t, it’ll just upset both of you. Especially if an argument starts.

5) Don’t shame anyone for what they are, especially if they can’t help it. Music taste, sexuality, race, preferences, religion, sports team. Little or big, don’t shame them for it.

6) Whatever group you belong to, there will always be extremists that give everyone else a bad rep. This kinda goes in hand with the first one. If you like your group, who cares about those extremists? Be the better change. Prove society that they’re wrong about your group.

7) Remember the Law of Attraction. If you think good things of yourself and have a clear image of what you want to become, you will become that. Simple. Just drift away from the negative, it’s only what you think of yourself that matters.

8) Don’t harm others. Big, little, human, non-human, female, male, and anything else you can think of. Harming them won’t make things better for you, it’ll probably make things worse. Be kind is all I’m saying.

That’s it for now, hope you like:)