Your father and I will take you there after you learn to read and write. It’s important that you know our capital and feel the energy of your government at work.
This is the trick to avoiding a double chin in photographs. You want to stretch your neck up and out to a slightly unnatural degree (you’ll feel like a giraffe), then tilt your chin downward.
In business it always helps to befriend the executive assistant; he or she holds a lot of sway behind the scenes. Make sure the assistant who orders lunch for your conference gets a plate of food, include him or her in as many business decisions as reasonably possible, and remember his or her birthday. These are kind gestures with obvious benefits: If the assistant likes you, chances are, the boss will like you.
Know the names of the people who represent you in government, as well as their positions on pertinent issues. Write to them. If you are lucky enough to be represented by a congressperson you respect and admire, donate money to his or her campaign.
Know that some of those responsible for protecting your rights are doing just that, but some are angling to undo them. Be aware of this when voting for politicians and interacting with the police. You counterbalance this kind of power by knowing your rights.
They won’t be around much longer; there’s nothing like a day at a legendary ballpark.
I can’t tell you how many innocent British husbands I’ve awakened at ungodly hours to answer my calls from the United States. Their wives remind me, so I remind you, to check the time before calling overseas.
Give some of your money and some of your time to nonprofit groups. I recommend choosing a local organization like a shelter or museum so you can see the direct benefit of your participation, rather than a celebrity-supported cause – they already get plenty of attention.
It’s the cardinal rule of gun handling: Never point a gun, loaded or not, at anyone.
You don’t get everything you want in life. That’s all there is to say about that.