February 21st, 2008
10:45 PM ET

What Do You Live By?

George Washington lived by some SERIOUS principles.  (You can check out some of them at this CNN.com article.)  They all make sense, though I'm not sure how much fun he'd be at a party.  And who'd heard that it's bad etiquette to warm your feet by a fire if there's meat cooking over it?

Anyway, it got me wondering what kind of rules you live by.  Are there any pieces of advice you have for our viewers?  Stuff like, "Always check your sources," "Don't squat with your spurs on," "Never take a cat surfing..."  What principles, factual or funny, guide your life?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Frankie

    There are many priciples to live by. My favorite though, is.... When you look in the sky and you see blinding light... don't worry you aren't dead, you just need sunglasses.

    February 22, 2008 at 10:08 am | Reply
  2. nick t

    i work to live, not live to work or at least thats my motto

    February 22, 2008 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  3. Sara

    I like this principle that I use frequently,
    "When you assume you are always wrong!!"

    February 22, 2008 at 4:47 pm | Reply
  4. Anna

    I always live by this simple priciple:
    If you wouldn't do it in front of your grandmother, don't do it. That of course depends on the grandmother you have!

    February 24, 2008 at 11:17 am | Reply
  5. MR.Ks class

    Don't be rude.
    Don't take more than you can eat.
    Clean your room and your teeth.
    Stay out of other peoples conversations.
    Don't talk when your not spoken to or if they are on the phone.
    Raise your hand in school.
    Always wash your hand.

    February 26, 2008 at 10:37 am | Reply
  6. K

    Everyone has different priciples that they stick with or go by, some are more strict then others. It all just depends on the type of person you are and what you think is best to live by for you.

    February 26, 2008 at 10:41 am | Reply
  7. Emily M.

    Hakua Matata!! That's an awesome motto. (If you haven't seen the Lion King, it mean's 'no worries'.)

    February 27, 2008 at 12:54 am | Reply
  8. Toria

    Our 6th grade class in Oak Point school last year raised over 2400 dollars for Pennies For Patients. We got the most in all of Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. This year so far we raised over 2200 dollars we are hoping to beat last years amount. We also raised about 800 dollars on superman icecream day. Go Oak Point!!!

    February 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm | Reply
  9. Mackenzie

    In our school we are doing Pennies for Patients at Oak Point in Minnesota. Last year we raised over $24,000 for leukemia patients. This year we have raised well over $21,000. Some kids in our class got the money from shoveling and doing chores.

    February 27, 2008 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  10. Madi

    My Favorite rule to live by is "What do you do with your life when no ones watching?" Which means if you were walking in a store would you steal something if no ones looking or just kep walkiing.

    February 28, 2008 at 9:51 am | Reply
  11. Bobby

    Keep pushing forward, no matter what anyone says, but don't forget to look back at where you have been.

    February 28, 2008 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  12. Michael

    Live life to the fullest. You never know when it could end.

    February 29, 2008 at 10:32 am | Reply
  13. Travis

    the things i live by is if your getting down and you need a release just go to music. if youre angry or upset just turn on you music and scream. if youre sad and depressed play some beatles and it helps alot. music is my life and that is what i live by

    February 29, 2008 at 10:40 am | Reply
  14. Izsye

    life is to short to care what others think and say. it is your life not theirs. 🙂

    March 5, 2008 at 8:27 pm | Reply
  15. Adam

    Yeah,thats funny because the only principle I live by is always listen to adults and YOU won't get hurt.(and neither will I)

    March 6, 2008 at 5:41 pm | Reply
  16. Denita

    How should I start...first God is in charge and that should be what all of us live by but when you like to make news coverage interesting in when God choose's to make a tornado aggenst a man who is working a crain that destroys a apartment building then who is in charge there? Some of us really need to know what is news and what is somthing that you want us to believe is news

    March 15, 2008 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  17. Erbol

    i don't think that's necessarily a bad thing, i think it dedneps on the person like will smith was kind of like a gimmick silly rapper he didn't seem too serious or into the rap game like say someone like hov will smith became a better actor than he did rapping probably because he enjoyed it more someone like jay-z is a business man and not an actor the only acting he did was very small in state property playin someone like himself so that was barely acting t.i. is getting into movies like 50 cent is and sometimes rapping isn't fun for you anymore but that doesn't say ANYTHING is wrong with rapping at 40

    March 14, 2013 at 12:09 am | Reply

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