15 piece of advice from Elizabeth Sampat

Elizabeth Sampat, an award-winning game designer and activist, recently took to Twitter to offer 100 pieces of advice. I pulled out 15 of what I thought were the best and offer them to you here.

My favorite is #71.


2. Unless you are a salaried employee or have guaranteed regular hours, always buy the largest amount of toilet paper you can afford.

4. When someone says they can’t do something, 75% of the time it means “There are things not worth sacrificing to make this happen."

6. Never feel bad for dropping people from your life. Friends, family, whoever.

15. Treat your kids like human beings from the day they’re born and you’ll end up living with people whose company you like for 18 years.

20. Don’t put more than five words on a slide or people will be reading instead of listening to you talk.

22. Have a tweet in your drafts that a friend can send if you die, so your last tweet ever isn’t a drill RT or something.

25. If you have to say “I was just kidding around” then your joke wasn’t funny.

40. It’s just as important to have enemies as it is to have friends, otherwise you haven’t done anything worth doing with your life.

49. If you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s time to find a different room.

50. The best thing you can ever do for your kid is to replace every hope/dream/preconceived notion with a desire to help them be themselves.

70. Listen and learn from marginalized people, especially black women, and give them credit every time you say something you learned from them.

71. We’re all going to die someday, and it’s good to remember that, but don’t think about it after 8PM.

72. Your childhood wasn’t normal. PROMISE. The sooner you realize it, the better off you are. (if it felt “happy” normal, it was privileged).

82. It’s 1000000% okay to laugh during sex.

90. Dishes only get grosser the longer they sit in the sink. Soaking for more than an hour is a lie.