Never Hate. Only Ever Destroy.
I came across these today; Giles Bowkett's two cardinal rules:
- Never hate, only ever destroy.
- Forgive everything.
He says of them:
Obviously, I don't hold to these rules as perfectly as I'd like. They're more perpetual goals, really. If I held to them perfectly, I'd be some strange Web 2.0 combination of Jesus Christ and Lord Shiva, a fire-breathing, forgiving, perpetually-twittering angel of death.
The rules appeal to me. My paraphrase would be roughly 'deal with things as thoroughly and quickly as possible, then get over it and move on,' which doesn't seem a bad general principle. (Although it's beginning to smell a bit Nietzschean.)