The Don't Be A Dick About It Doctrines

by The Irrational Library

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Simple life lessons put to a boogie down backbeat. "The Don't Be A Dick About It Doctrines" are from the poetry collection entitled The Poetry of Modern Urban Hope by Joshua Baumgarten from The Irrational Library press. The Irrational Library shop is a hub of kinetic creative energy located in Haarlem, The Netherlands.


The Don’t Be a Dick About It Doctrines

Be a good person
Be generous and share what you have
Accept your mistakes
Apologize for misunderstandings
Listen to what others have to say
Develop opinions about facts
Learn a trade, work hard, excel
but don't be a dick about it.

Forge relationships, be a good friend
Recognize yourself in others
Accept compliments humbly
Give people compliments everyday
Feel empathy for others around you
being sympathetic is a virtue
but don't be a dick about it.

Become a good partner
be loyal and trustworthy
responsibility is noble
love is about the effort you put in
stimulate the growth of one another
stay true to yourself
but don't be a dick about it.

Raise a beautiful family
Be a loving and nurturing parent
Spend time playing with your kids
Allow your children to make mistakes
Inspire your offspring to be unique
Instill life lessons and a sense of morality
Give instruction and be proud
But don’t be a dick about it.

Make judgements
Don’t be judgemental
Be honest not brutal
Don’t lie but learn how to
Shade the truth when needed
But don’t be a dick about it.

Develop a dynamic taste in music
Ripen your palate for fine foods
Sharpen your eyes to detect art
Nurture a sense of independence
Enjoy going to a movie alone
Learn how to be patient
Say please and thank you
Mean what you say
Do what you mean
And just please,
regardless of whatever
happens to you in life
please just don’t
be a dick about it.


released August 10, 2016
words: Joshua Baumgarten
music: Mishal Zeera

produced by Mishal Zeera



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The Irrational Library is a new project crossing the streams of spoken word poetry and get down boogie for your brain rock n roll music. The Irrational Library is the party protest band for modern times. A spiritual uplift to put a sway in your hips and take you along a real fine mental trip. ... more

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