Survival of all or none | Man has no automatic code of survival; he lives by volitional consciousness
One raindrop raises the sea | Ecology as a social principle condemns cities, culture, industry, technology, the intellect, and advocates men’s return to “nature,” to the state of grunting subanimals digging the soil with their bare hands.
Weapons are enemies even to their owners | A gun is not an argument.
Give more, take less | Go on strike against martyrdom, and the moral code which demands it.
Others first, self last | The absence of a self is at the root of every despicable action
Observe, listen, and learn | Fine.
Do one thing at a time | Achieve constantly; achieve without stopping.
Sing every day | Until a conceptual vocabulary is discovered and defined, no objectively valid criterion of esthetic judgment is possible in the field of music. No one, therefore, can claim the objective superiority of his choices over the choices of others. Where no objective proof is available, it’s every man for himself—and only for himself. Sing only when you please.
Exercise imagination | Imagination is not a faculty for escaping reality, but a faculty for rearranging the elements of reality to achieve human values.
Eat to live, don’t live to eat | Get yours.
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Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.