The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead

On Amazon.com: The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don’ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life (2014)

This slim book contains clear advice for young people about how to behave in civil society.

The table of contents says it all.  Rather than copying and pasting, here is the subset I think are especially important:

  • (1) Don’t suck up
  • (3) Stop using “like” every third word
  • (6) Piercings, tattoos, unnatural hair coloring
  • (10) Entitlement
  • (14) Good writing
  • (19) Be rigorous
  • (22) Get real jobs
  • (32) Take marriage seriously

Author Murray’s advice may make you unpopular among some of your peers, but following his guide will impress the adults in your family, your school, and your work.

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