Lessons learned from Charlie Sheen

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The Charlie Sheen Freak Show may not have ended yet, but many people have already concluded that he is a first-rate idiot.

Still, Charlie Sheen is smarter than you – and me – because he was able to teach us something. In fact, his “Sheenius” has been a terrific source of advice. Oh, one might argue that Charlie doesn’t “teach” us as much as he “reminds” us, but let’s not split hairs.

Here’s a partial list of the lessons learned from Charlie Sheen:

Be happy where you are. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.

Being just a “Good Time Charlie” is not much of a career. Or lifestyle. Or life.

Treat everyone — especially women — with respect. Even if you can still live with yourself, no one else will be able to live with you.

Behavior should be a reflection of your priorities. Few things are more important than being a responsible father.

What happens on the Internet stays on the Internet. If you must act like a clown, make sure it’s not being recorded. Duh.

It doesn’t pay to lie. (Remember Sheen’s emergency trip to the hospital for his “hernia?”)

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Charlie had the best paying job on television. Now he has several smaller opportunities to consider.

Just because one is highly-paid, doesn’t mean one is talented.

It’s usually not a good idea to have a spat with your boss. It’s even less advisable to make the spat public.

Finally, it’s not always obvious when someone learns a lesson. Sometimes, behavior modification takes a little while to kick in. Let’s hope this happens before Mr. Sheen really hurts himself, or someone else.

Excerpted from the original post at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com

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