Kinda misleading title I know, but no its not about how awesome my life is, but more about some life rules that I like to follow. WELLLLL try my best to follow them anyways. If you think some of them are worth trying, then sure follow these rules with me
1.GOTA BE A FAN BEFORE DOING FAN ART FOR SOMETHING
Yup, I have not seen One Piece or Bleach so I will not do fan art for them, Im sure they are great anime as people has told me, but I just haven't gotten around to watch it thats all. So yes for me, I gota be a fan before doing fan art for something. Otherwise it kinda takes away wat the true meaning of what fan art is right? But yes I do know some people who draws fan art of whats popular rather than what they like, I remember one time I was walking in the artist alley and saw an artist who did an artwork of a fandom that I like, so I spoke to them about the series and realised the person has not played the game or know anything about it, but just drew it because its popular and people may buy it. I lost all respect for that artist..
2.NO F WORD!
I don't even type the F word... UNLESS its really really something terrible and I had to let it out, like recently when I found out I have been betrayed by somone, it broke my trust with that person and they can die in a fire. But other than that I don't swear. Its not that I got anything against swearing, but I know other people might get offended. And its hard to tell who gets offended and who doesn't, so I just avoid it completely. Well for one I know my parents don't like people swearing. So for their sake I don't do it. Oh I wrote a journal about this in January if you wanna read more about it. ry-spirit.deviantart.com/journ…
3.NO PIRATING (unless its literally impossible to find anywhere)
Thats ryght I am a guy living in 2013 who does not do anything illegal, NOT EVEN ONLINE. I mean there WAS a time when I was a pirate AARRRGGHH, but I have changed, this started probably back in 2009 when I joined a competition and won myself an Adobe Suite, I was happy that I won it but wondered why I wasn't happierrrr
.. Well the thing is I already got a pirated Adobe Suite that I have been using for a long time, and would even be a hassle to get rid of my pirate version to install the legit version, but at the end I used the legit version anyway, because I mean why not? Its there. BUT It made me think, I should be appreciative of my prize more.. I have earned my prize and I should be treating this with a happier attitude, but why ain't I more happy than I should? Well because I have been pirating thats why! I felt like pirating has made me less appreciative of legit things, and thats a problem. People work days and months and possibly years to make something, like a piece of music or movie or software, all their hard work just to be downloaded for free by some teenager? Its sad. I then thought about what if something I work hard in making gets pirated.. YES I WOULD GET SO MAD (and yes it IS happening, with my artworks on iphone cases and printed on some T shirts in china, I never gave them permission). So from that point on Im like 'ok thats it! I gota be an honest person and set an example on how to live a positive and ryghteous life.' I never downloaded a single movie before anyway because of slow internet, but even now I don't do it because of this life rule. I also don't download music if I know I can get them in shops.. but sometimes you get some odd balls that the ONLY way to get it is to download, like a Puzzle Bubble 8bit music from the SNES or something, you cannot find a CD version of this anywhere! Well an alternative is just go on youtube and listen to it, I like to think if its on Youtube then the company is ok with it.
4.DONT DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL
This goes hand in hand with the piracy thing actually. So yes I don't steal or vandalize or anything. If its against the law then I won't do it. And lucky for me Australian laws are quite reasonable.
5.I DONT LIE
This is the big one. I don't lie. you might think its impossible but really.. there are ways to do this, I even see this as a challenge to myself. So what tricks can I use so I can be honest and not get murdered by my truthful words? Well if I don't wanna say something as it may hurt someone's feelings or make a situation worse I will just not say it at all, or tell the person I don't feel comfortable saying it. I believe in honesty and will always speak the truth (Well I try my best). I sometimes have to justify my words into a certain perspective though if its really really bad, its kinda like twisting my words... but hey at least I didn't lie! :I
6.I STAY AWAY FROM TROUBLE
The rules above are mostly for caring about other people right? Well this one right here is a shellfish one lol. I stay away from trouble, this includes people doing bad things or just even some people in general. If I can see a person is gonna be trouble when they walked in, or is gonna make me uncomfortable or upset accidentally or on purpose or watever, Im outta there. Im a happy-go-lucky easy going guy, I don't need depressing people around me who may rub off some of their negative energy onto me. Its unnecessary problems that I just really don't have time for or need. I know it sounds selfish, but hey life is about being happy. And I like being happy.
Thats all the rules I can think of at the moment. I was always used to applying rules to my life, especially when I used to go to church and was taught that God sees whatever I do so I gota play by the rules even when no ones watching. So yes even till now I still apply my life rules even when I am just by myself. Do you guys have any life rules you like to follow?
please comment below and let me know, who knows maybe if I can see the importance of it I will add it onto MY rules too.