Basic principles for a confident living!

  Principle # 1
  Do not lie and do not tolerate a lie;
not to answer is your other option.

  Tell the truth and accept facts only; silence is your other option.
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  Principle # 2
  Do not pretend to be what you are not;
showing attitude is one thing, backing it up is another.

  Behave according to what you are, always backing up what you are all about.
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  Principle # 3
  Do not complain about things that you do not have solutions to.
  Find solutions for every challenge before taking credit for discovering it.
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  Principle # 4
  Do not get excited about others;
hasty excitement is always followed by prolong sadness.

  Be calm and cool about others to avoid future regrets.
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  Principle # 5
  Do not attach yourself to anything or anybody;
external confidence cannot be contained by you.

  Develop internal confidence by avoiding reliance on external factors.
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Principle # 6
  Do not become part of any man-made institutions;
your obligations will be greater than your advantages.

  Become emotionally self-reliant and free of participation in man-made institutions.
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  Principle # 7
  Do not pass a day without asking yourself these questions:
Why are we here? What is our purpose?
Which path are we choosing? When are we leaving? Where are we going?

  Every day ask yourself these questions: Why are we here? What is our purpose? Which path are we choosing?
When are we leaving? Where are we going?

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  Principle # 8
  Do not collect unnecessary materials;
cluttered surroundings create a complicated life.

  Limit your belongings to necessary items; for a simple life you need clear surroundings.
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  Principle # 9
  Do not blame others before examining yourself and your own actions.
  Examine yourself and your actions to avoid blaming others for your problems.
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Principle # 10
  Do not stop developing your intellect;
self-improvement is the main objective of life.

  Continue developing your intellect daily; self-improvement is the main objective of life.
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  Principle # 11
  Do not believe what you receive by your senses;
your intellect should examine them before you take action.

  Let your intellect examine what you receive by your senses before taking any action.
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  Principle # 12
  Do not respect others because of their age, relationship, position, race, religion, wealth, etc.;
the only valid criterion for respect is behaviour that denotes the level of respect one has for oneself.

  Respect people based on how they respect themselves;
external factors as a reason for respect will bring disappointment, and can be detrimental.

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