Rules for my sons (Written by Aaron Conrad) LINK: https://aaronconrad.com////rules-for-my-son-/ . Never shake a man’s hand sitting down. . Don’t enter a pool by the stairs. . The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king. . In a negotiation, never make the first offer. . Request the late check-out. . When entrusted with a secret, keep it. . Hold your heroes to a higher standard. . Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas. . Play with passion or not at all… . When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye. . Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be. . If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point. . Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her. . You marry the girl, you marry her family. . Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath. . Experience the serenity of traveling alone. . Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room. . Never turn down a breath mint. . A sport coat is worth words. . Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising. . Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him. . Eat lunch with the new kid. . After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it. . Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win. . Manners maketh the man. . Give credit. Take the blame. . Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied. . Write down your dreams. . Always protect your siblings (and teammates). . Be confident and humble at the same time. . Call and visit your parents often. They miss you.