“Hard Lessons Learned From Tough People”: Jake Adelstein

The seven lessons:

  1. Know the difference between hearing and listening, and learn to listen to people.
  2. Repay the kindness bestowed upon you, keep your code, all is good.
  3. There are no small promises. A man’s promise should weigh more than his life.
  4. It’s okay to be betrayed, just don’t be the betrayer. Betray others and you betray yourself. You won’t be able to trust anyone.
  5. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. You can tell more about a man by his enemies than you can by his friends. A man with no enemies is worthless.
  6. In life we only encounter the injustices we are meant to correct.
  7. If you want to live well you have to die once.



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  • AManCalledDa-da

    “A man with no enemies is worthless”?

    • Adamas Macalz

      Enemies are the stone upon which you hone your sword… a challenge that you grow from… if you don’t have any enemies you haven’t done anything worthwhile

  • doot

    THE enemy of my enemy is NOT my friend. pleh.

  • BuzzCoastin

    “die once & be completely dead, then do whatever you like…”
    I remember when I first heard that Bunan quote
    it saved my life