4. Never say anything remotely negative about anyone behind their back. Ever.
Growing up, my dad would constantly repeat one phrase to my sister and me. “Remember two things: treat people the way you want to be treated, and never talk about anyone behind their back.” Needless to say, I failed at recognizing the importance of the latter.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not a gossip. As much as I enjoy a good tea-spill, I don’t enjoy talking shit. But unfortunately, sometimes I say things I should really keep to myself.