Read more than you write. Listen more than you speak. Love without expectations.
Why would you listen to me, a small fish in a small pond? Why not? I'm not selling anything. Sometimes you're happy and sometimes you're sad and that's just the way it goes. Always tell the truth but don't hurt anybody's feelings. Most of us don't ever get over hurt feelings.
How much you suppose they pay those guys who write fortunes for cookies?
"What do you do?"
"Well, I once wrote hillbilly songs. Now I freelance fortunes for cookies."