Chris Pratt’s Rules for Life

Chris Pratt. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9714375cl)

Chris Pratt, who most recently starred in Jurassic World and Avengers: Infinity War received the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV awards this week and used the opportunity to share some advice.

After sincerely thanking his family and fans, he spoke to the “next generation” and dispensed the following nine rules for life. Here are some of the best:

  1. “Breathe. If you don’t, you will suffocate.”

2. “You have a soul. Be careful with it.”

3.  “Don’t be a turd. If you are strong, be a protector. If you are smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons, so do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that.”

4. “When giving a dog medicine, put the medicine in a little piece of hamburger and they won’t even know they’re eating medicine.”

5. “It doesn’t matter what it is. Earn it. A good deed. Reach out to someone in pain. Be of service. It feels good and it’s good for your soul.”

6. “God is real. God loves you, God wants the best for you. Believe that, I do.”

7. “Nobody is perfect. People will tell you that you are perfect just the way that you are, you are not! You are imperfect. You always will be, but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you are willing to accept that, you will have grace.”