1. When you hear someone say something nice about someone else, pass the good news along (Proverbs 3:27, Galatians 6:10). But if it’s a negative word, keep it to yourself.
  2. As a man strive to spoil your wife but not your children (2 Samuel 12:3, Proverbs 5:18-19; Ephesians 5:25; 1 Peter 3:7).
  3. It is not your job to get people to like you. It is your job to like people (John 13:35; Hebrews 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 2:17).
  4. To help your children turn out well, spend twice as much time and half as much money on them (Genesis 44:30, Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 5:16; Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 4:5).
  5. Focus on others, not on self (Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:3-5).

To be miserable it has been said that we must

Think about ourselves.

Talk about ourselves.

Use “I” as much as possible.

Care only about what other people think about you.

Always expect to be appreciated.

Be jealous.

Be sensitive to slights.

Never forgive.

Demand agreement with your own views on everything.

Never forget a service you have rendered.

And do as little as possible for others.

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