The Hivemind's Little Instruction Book

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The Hivemind's Little Instruction Book

This is a conversation from the Hivemind!


Johann asked the hivemind:

"If you could present just one, succinct piece of advice to the rest of humanity, what would it be?"

And the hivemind answered:

"Never get into a spitting match with a llama" Ben Kelly
"Multi-syllabic words with obscure meanings work only if you're a PR, a politician, or a sleep therapist." Ansie Vicente
"Practise what you preach :)" Ivo Vegter
"Don't eat the mushrooms." Steven Swart
"Listen to classical music first thing in the morning, or on the way to work." Johann Visagie
"'Forward this to everyone' means 'Ignore and delete'." Ivo Vegter
"Love more, fear less." Robin Galloway-Lunn
"Be excellent to one another." and "Party on dude!!!" Matthew French
"Do eat the mushrooms!" Bretton Vine
"You don't have to love your neighbours, just tolerate them." Ben Kelly
"RTFM" John Anderson
"It doesn't matter." Antoine van Gelder
"Smile." Ant Brooks
"The only way out is up." Dave Hall
"Understand collective uniqueness" Guy Taylor
"Love thy neighbor - Just don't get caught." Brad Kirby
"Enjoy your blessings." Mario Marais
"To act with love toward yourself and others is to win; creating win-win situations is the only active way to love." Alicia Woolf
"Do everything in complete integrity --- live life without regrets" Anton de Wet
"Truth..... No one dies of fatal truths nowadays: there are too many antidotes" Steve Murray
"Avoid the pointy end." Graham Leggett
"The Afrikaans equivalent for 'May I offer you a drink, Sir' is not 'Wat kyk jy, Doos.'" Leon Jacobs
"Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances." Diricia Gous
"Check your diary thoroughly today - it may save you from screaming off to a function that's only scheduled for tomorrow." Basheera Khan
"Indulgence always seems like a good idea at the time" Jethro Lazarus
"Listen more than you speak." Phillip de Wet
"Give the person your whole attention when they speak to you. Stop and listen when you say; 'I'm fine, how are you?'" Rocco Strauss
"Learn it, live it, love it!" Frank Bailey
"When in doubt, Buy it" Ingrid Bester
"Live fast, die very, very, old, and avoid the embarrassment of having a corpse at all" Nic Harvard
"Babes, booze, caffeine and nicotine! Yeehaagh!" Nic Harvard
"Expect the worst, prepare for the best" Jason Norwood-Young
"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." Pat van Zyl
"If I have seen further than others it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants." Gary Colman quoting Isaac Newton
"God grant met the strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference." Jason Norwood-Young quoting Calvin (of "Calvin & Hobbes")
"Do everything in moderation, including moderation itself." Matthew French
"Everyting in moderation, _especially_ moderation" Anton de Wet
"if you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space!" Damian Costa
"Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Tidyness is next to impossible." Lohan Johnson
"They say cleanliness is next to godliness but I checked the dictionary and its next to cleavage" Anton de Wet
"It's all in your mind." Jungle Jim
"Think globally, act locally!" Damian Costa
"Keep your temper!" Damian Costa
"Greater expectations from life instead of greater Life Expectancy." Damian Costa
"There are none so blind as those who will not see." Matthew French

Compiled by Ant (2000-10-30)

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