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Do you have one hard, and fast rule that you do not compromise on?

Asked by 12_func_multi_tool (803 points ) April 23rd, 2010

Everything seems to change so often, as soon as I settle on going thru’ with something, I must compromise. It seems the one constant is respect for myself. I might at times be disappointed, or angry, it’s so bad to disrespect myself. Do you have anything similiar?

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ucme's avatar

Don’t let the bastards get you down.Works well for me.

Chongalicious's avatar

Don’t take no crap :)

dpworkin's avatar

No fucking animals or children unless there’s money in it.

zophu's avatar

It’s good to have principles to stand by, but it’s necessary to question them whenever possible to keep them relevant. It’s exhausting.

Symbeline's avatar

I have no respect for myself and principles be damned. That said, always tip the pizza boy.

slick44's avatar

I may not always be right, but im never wrong.

jaytkay's avatar

I refuse to sleep with Scarlett Johansson and Fergie. I know it’s harsh, but so far they have respected my integrity enough to comply.

chyna's avatar

No sex on the first date, unless he’s really cute.

slick44's avatar

Do as i say, not as i do.

CMaz's avatar

I avoid stupid people.

Nothing personal. Just do not have the time for it.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@ucme Illegitimi non carborundum :-)

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Don’t shit where you eat.

DarkScribe's avatar

Yes it a steel imperial rule. It is very hard, but becoming a bit rusty now.

ucme's avatar

@Dr_Dredd Veni Vidi Vici ;¬}

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@ucme Cave canem?

ucme's avatar

Woof Woof.

crankywithakeyboard's avatar

I do not spend time with crazy people. I was forced to when I was a kid but now I refuse to.

janbb's avatar

I try to be as honest with (at least) myself as I can.

12_func_multi_tool's avatar

…and if you can’t beat ‘em, join them.

wtfrickinfrack's avatar

my mother used to always say, “don’t stand in front of the microwave, it could kill yyoooouuu!!”

now I never do. ever. avoiding it takes ultimate priority.

if parents only knew the kind of psychosis they pass down, ya know?

filmfann's avatar

No women, no kids.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Speak softly but carry an elephant gun.

definitive's avatar

I will go on digging my heels in!!! :)

Chongalicious's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land hmmm I thought it was “Speak softly, but carry a big stick.”? or was yours a nice remix? haha

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Chongalicious I was liberally interpreting T.R’s quote.

Chongalicious's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land aahh, okay, I like the interpretation :)

Neizvestnaya's avatar

The people I want to engage in my life, I look at them and ask myself, “if I take them to my friends and family and say how we met, will I be ashamed in any way?”

Brian1946's avatar

Dope will get you through times of no money, better than money will get you through times of no dope. ;-)

OneMoreMinute's avatar

Bobs yer uncle

Don’t believe everything you feel

Just put some low lighting in

CaptainHarley's avatar

I actually have two:

* Never give up!

… and…

* Mess with my family and you’re dead meat! : )

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

If you say you’re going to do it, do it. If you’re going to do it, do it well and do it better than anyone else before you.

ucme's avatar

@OneMoreMinute Hey leave Bob outta this :¬}

DarkScribe's avatar

@CaptainHarley Mess with my family and you’re dead meat! : )

In the Navy to mess with someone is to share a meal. Are you a cannibal?

CaptainHarley's avatar

@DarkScribe

Hah! Hah! Hah! : /

OneMoreMinute's avatar

@ucme can’t resist a little Brit wit!
that little phrase just has a way to make me laugh smile every time!

It reconnects me with my Muchness, that ol jolly Bob! ;-)))

it’s the funniest saying I’ve heard since, “If I had a pig turd, you’d want one too!”

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Never use someone to gain your advantage. Probably why I wasn’t that good at sports in high school.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I can’t say it any better than @Simone_De_Beauvoir did.

Zajvhal's avatar

I have 3 rules:

1. Follow your heart
2. Respect (myself and others)
3. Have faith

When I remember these, life is good

fxbersch's avatar

When the SH#$ hits the fan and there is no way out I say a quick little prayer real fast depending on the situation at hand like a car coming at me head on and I can’r get out of the way….it goes like this…“God help me,God help me, God help!!!”... and I am still alive today!

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