August 01, 2011

Rules to Follow

Although we all learned these basic principles as kids, they aren't practiced as often as they should be. So here are the rules everyone should follow with additional phrases that are pertinent to grad school:

1) Don't take something that isn't yours [without asking permission first].
2) If you screw up, say you're sorry [and mean it].
3) Play fair [and give people credit where credit is due].
4) Put things back where you found them [in the same condition when you found them].
5) Wash your hands [especially after you use the bathroom].
6) Don't lie [or throw someone else under the bus].
7) Treat people with respect [even those without advanced degrees].
8) Be humble and say thank you. [Arrogance isn't a sign of intelligence.]