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A testimonial. Getting people to read the email is essential for the meme to reproduce.
Also, as an occasional commenter at Pharyngula, I have to say: how nice of them to put most of it in something that looks like Comic Sans.
You'll see what this is about later.
Interestingly, there were only two forwards on the email I got. Far fewer than ten, but it could just be that most of the email services it went through removed multiple forwards from the title.
And here's what it was talking about earlier. Notice that if you don't have time to carefully read the email, you can't realize that there might be something wrong.
(Also note that it doesn't say when you will get the surprise. That's an old fortune-teller's trick; be vague enough while you're being mysterious, and you can take credit for anything.)
Generally good advice. If you can build a reputation for cheerfully doing good work, people will hear of it.
Again, decent advice.
Stay skeptical and plan for the future. Okay.
Don't have much experience with those three little words, but this sounds okay.
When you apologize, act like you mean it. Okay.
Again, don't have much experience in this area, but this sounds good.
And here's a problematic one. As anyone who went through a high school romance (or even knows what Romeo and Juliet was really about) can tell you, love at first sight has its share of problems.
Yes, but dreams aren't much anyway.
Again, not much experience with the L-word, but why is it necessary for completeness? And doesn't it make sense to keep your wits about you?
Good advice. Nothing says that you've lost like calling your opponent a Nazi instead of addressing their point. (Unless you were arguing with Stormfront or Metapedia, but those arguments are pretty much unwinnable anyway, and they seem like the types who would take "Nazi" as a compliment.)
Yes. Nobody can control who they're related to, beyond deciding to not have kids.
Bad idea. That's like following a string of "yes" and "no" with "no comment".
Be polite. Okay.
Learn from defeat. Okay.
That, or bury the evidence. But okay.
Sure, why not.
Yeah, this one's good advice.
And here begins the memeplex's infolife equivalent to a set of "fun parts". In other words, the next segment is the part of the memeplex that reproduces it.
And then an empty platitude so that you'll forget it's a chain letter.
And here's the reminder that you shouldn't read it too closely.