Cugel wrote:mumbojumbo wrote:1.Avoid professionals if possible
2.Read the poem,If,by Kipling
3.Read a good book
4.Limit use of narcotics
5.Exercise mind and body
6.Tell parents to avoid dementia.
8.Do gardening for self or others
9 Place needs of others before your own
10.Seek out good music and listen eg.Sibelius.Bob Dylan,John Coltrane
You were doing all right 'til No. 3. Many books said to be good by goodbook judges turn out to be tedious drones. I was once recommended to read "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" by that Aynal Randy person. Gaw, they're tedious (and very silly indeed).
Then you got to No. 9 - a good recommendation or not, depending on who is included or excluded from "others". I feel it will be maddening to put the needs of Trumpet or BoJoklown before my own (and everyone else's, which would be part of the "deal" with them gharks. Yes).
No. 10 wouldn't be so bad if only you'd said "Bob Dylan but only Blood on The Tracks".
Cugel, also a bit wary of Kipling reads, which are often the literary equivalent of Kipling "cakes". Sweet & sickly & tasting queer, like Olde English Spangles past their sell-by date.
Spangles! I'd forgotten those, they always did taste a bit queer. I preferred Refreshers.