Seriously guys, just be COOL.
Not ‘cool’ in the private-school-jock-sense of being cool - teasing you for your rust-red hair, exceptional clarinet skills and impressive inability to speak to women without your voice cracking - but cool in the nice-person-sense of being cool.
Apparently, despite the fact that it doesn’t cost you anything, nor does it require intelligence or skill, many people find it difficult to simply be nice to others.
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I get so frustrated with Government talkfests. Their fancy name is a “Summit”.
Whenever there’s a big issue facing this country which the politicians don’t know how to resolve without offending someone, they hold a “Summit” so they can “consult” with the community.
A whole lot of associations and lobby groups with vested interests are thrown together for the Summit, recommendations are made which politicians say they’ll “consider” and which are then promptly shelved, never to be heard of again.
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The Prime Minister has been strutting her stuff in the Oval Office, but back home, her popularity has gone pear-shaped. There has never been a poll plunge so swift as this week’s Newspoll.
So what can she do to rediscover her mojo? is there any way back? Here’s what The Punch team thinks ...
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I once wrote and directed a play (yes, a real play – in a theatre, in front of an audience) in which one character gives his son some life advice along the lines of: “Try to live life the way that old Keith Miller played cricket. Dashing. Brylcreamed. Individual. Larger than life! Not giving a damn for what anyone else thinks.”.
So for no good reason, here are 49 pieces of gratuitous advice for my two sons Charlie and Sam on this, my 49th birthday.
1. Never raise your hand to a woman.
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