*Ornate trappings of civilization are apt to blind you as to their lack of value and substance. The fanciest gold encrusted thing can’t hold a candle next to a stand of redwoods, or the beauty of a sunset or rising. Remember that.
*Laughter among friends is a great boon to a good life, but even laughter with strangers is better than nothing. Of course, even laughing alone at the antics of fools isn’t all that bad either.
If someone gives you so-called good advice, do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right thing nine out of ten times.