This document was found, according to popular legend, on the recovery disk of an ancient Amstrad PPC640 that was traded in for a complete set of spokely-dokelies – front and rear – in 1989.
Despite the out-dated language and somewhat quaint line spacing*, we at WWNZ nevertheless feel there is still some relevance today.
(*not to mention dangling participles)
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be
in not reading the comments section.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons
that you know in real life.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
apart from people on line;
especially at 3am or if they use all caps.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons on Facebook,
Reddit, and the Trademe community section,
For someone with an axe to grind
Is planning to use it.
Always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Like their posts equally.
You are a child of the Internet,
no less than the Thiels and the Zucks;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt their universe is collapsing, as it should.
Strive to be happy.
Get off Instagram.