Wisdom for boys
2015, September, 14 Øyvind Nyborg

Wisdom for boys

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
-Umberto Ec

Your father probably told you a few things, but just in case he wasn’t around enough, here are some words of wisdom you might have missed out on:

Go for women you perceive to be “out of your league.” You’ll surprise yourself.

Never have sex with anyone that doesn’t want it as much as you.

Never hit anyone unless they are an immediate threat.

Every hat should serve a purpose.

Never take her to the movies on the first date.

Learn to wet shave.

Nothing looks more badass than a well-tailored suit.

Shave with the grain on the first go-around.

Always look a person in the eye when you talk to them

Buy a plunger before you need a plunger

Exercise makes you happy. Run, lift and play sports.

Brush your teeth before you put on a tie.

A small amount of your paycheck should go directly to your saving account every month.

Call your parents every week.

Never wear a clip-on tie.

Give a firm Handshake.

Compliment her shoes.

Never leave a pint unfinished.

If you aren’t confident, fake it. It will come.

You can tell the size of a man by the size of things that bother him.

Be conscious of your body language.

The only reason to ever point a gun at someone is if you intend to shoot them.

Always stand to shake someone’s hand.

Never lend anything you can’t afford to lose.

Ask more than you answer. Everybody likes to talk about themselves.

Keep a change of clothes at your office.

Buy high-quality tools, so you only have to buy them once.

Manliness is not only being able to take care of yourself, but others as well.

Go with the decision that will make for a good story.

When you walk, look straight ahead, not at your feet.

Nice guys don’t finish last. Boring guys do.

Find your passion and figure out how to get paid for it.

Don’t let the little head do the thinking for the big head.

No matter their job or status in life, everyone deserves your respect.

The most important thing you can learn is personal responsibility. Bad things happen, it’s your job to overcome them.

The first one to get angry loses.

Do what needs to be done without complaining. It won’t help speeding things up.

Never stop learning

Always go out into public dressed like you’re about to meet the love of your life.

Don’t change yourself just to make someone happy, unless that someone is you.

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.

Luck favors the prepared.

Women find confidence sexy as hell.

Do whatever you want to do in your life, but be the best at it.

No one is on their deathbed wishing they spent more time at work. Enjoy your life.

Øyvind Nyborg

Øyvind Nyborg

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