Never forget to be silly (not all the time naturally!). Some of my favorite memories as a child involve goofing around with my Dad. During my childhood (and I’d argue beyond), he was a strict father and when he said no, no it was. But in a heartbeat he’d also turn into the silliest dude there was, running around on all fours, making loud funny noises and all. It was awesome.
One of my favorite quotes is by Oscar Wilde (even though I find his novels long-winding…)
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
There is a lot of wisdom in that line.