Youth is a precious gift. I mean, have you ever tried to get puke drunk and slam dance with your friends at a show in your 30’s? That is a catastrophe in the making, my advice: don’t do it.
It turns out; a punk is actually a baby elephant. I didn’t learn that one from punk. That is courtesy of Google. The lessons of punk run much deeper than that.
For starters, years of cocaine and heroin make it difficult to sing and play guitar at the same time. Just ask Tim.
I look terrible in skin tight bondage pants.
Don’t be afraid of being different, be proud of the kind of freak you are. Stand up for what you believe, no matter who stands in your way, or who might disapprove. Punk rock is disapproval of the way things are.
Use the word fuck as much as possible. It is perhaps the most adaptable fucking word in the English language.
Don’t judge. Everyone has their own battle to fight.
The most punk thing you can do in a world full if lies is speak the truth. Be so honest that your very being is an act of rebellion.
Be loud. It is the only way to be heard. Don’t worry about offending people; they will be offended no matter what, so if they don’t like who you are, fuck ’em.
Hate is not the opposite of love, it is apathy. Love of any kind, especially passionate love is the key to happiness, and being happy in a world that wants you to be scared and compliant is very punk rock.
Animals are living things, and even if you plan to eat them, they still deserve respect. To consume an animal is the most intimate relationship you can have with anything–a fact most have forgotten.
“Fight war, not wars. Destroy power, not people.” Crass
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Rob Chaos
“All I know is that I don’t know nothing.” Jesse Michaels
Don’t be a poser. Be what you are no matter what that is. Give zero fucks, just live your life. Be a better person than you were yesterday.
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