I've modified Bob Dylan's '7 Simple Rules for a Life in Hiding' to create 7 Simple Rules for a Life [of Authentic Relevance].
One, never trust a cop
in a raincoat.
Two, beware of [anything devoid of] enthusiasm and of love,
eachit is temporary and quick to sway.
Three, if asked if you care about the world's problems, look deep into the eyes of
he who asksthe one's you love, hethey will never ask you again.
Four, never give your
Five, if ever asked to look at yourself,
don'ttake your time.
neverdo anything the person standing in front of you cannot understandcan learn.
and finally Seven,
nevercreate anything, [though] it will be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you for the rest of your life.
(The original rules appeared from the character of Arthur Rimbaud in 'I'm Not There' - a musical drama of 'ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work'. The rules are an adaptation from Bob Dylan's poem 'Advice for Geraldine on her Miscellaneous Birthday'.)