I recently came across a photo album my father gave me prior to his death. He was born during WWII in Greenville, South Carolina, and a list fell out of it that included rules that aim to make life better for the world around him. While we should hold today's pundits and leaders to a higher standard, our forefathers mustn't always be cancelled for their exclusionary sentiments provided they demonstrated overwhelming earnestness to improve their times. He dated the list near the same day he turned 21 years old. So, here goes:

List of rules to follow from 1959

  • 1. Always believe in Santa Claus
  • 2. Never offer to handshake first
  • 3. When writing an angry letter, wait a week before sending it
  • 4. Pets are only allowed in the kitchen when inside...