Tips and Tricks for Not Being a Dumbass

1) Think about what you say before you say it.

2) Think about what you do before you do it.

3) Remember that we live in a world with immediate return, so think about what you post anywhere online before you commit it to the ether.

4) Don't text inappropriate/illegal things.

5) When replying to a question, consider whether you actually know the answer before acting like you do.

6) When presented with facts that contradict what you believe to be true/correct, make sure you're not actually wrong before make an argument.

7) Don't make things up to seem more interesting.

8) Lies, no matter how great or small will eventually bite you in the ass.

9) When re-telling someone else's anecdote, be sure the person you're talking to isn't the person who told you the story in the first place.

10) Recognize when you're being baited and do not engage.

(this is dedicated to Todd Akin and his ilk)