How to Save Your Own Life (after Erica Jong, I’m sure)

1. Don’t give other people too much credit, especially the ones who seem like they want to bring you down! It is realistic, not pessimistic, to believe that they probably do.

2. Believe you can do things.

3. Don’t take things personally. Realize that other people are probably thinking of themselves and have their own problems and agendas… even your very best friends and family members.