Never allow another’s indifference
affect the way you shine.
Some people never look up to stars.

Never lower your standards
for the affections of another.
You’ll hollow out the foundation of yourself.

Never let yourself become
the fool the wise one learns from.
They’ll step over you to enlightenment.

Never waste a seat by a stranger
by failing to say hello.
You will never meet the right people.

Never live outside your given time
worried about past wounds or future dreams.
The present will sadly wave goodbye.