I don't care what you do. Or where you are. Averaged over your life, this will work for you.
- Do the work you are supposed to be doing
- Don't avoid the work you are supposed to be doing
- Don't be an ass while doing the work you are supposed to be doing. (Actually, just don't be an ass.)
- If you are not doing #1, but are doing #2, and/or #3, don't lie about any of it. We know. Everyone knows. And we tell each other. About you. (It's not gossip; it's consequence for your bad behavior.)
We all hold our reputations in our hands. I am amazed at the arrogance and character disorder of people who think that truth doesn't apply to them.