1. Avoid the company of evil persons.
2. Live alone.
3. Reduce your wants.
4. Don’t argue. Arguing creates sense of hostility. It is a sheer waste of energy.
5. Don’t compare yourself with others.
6. Don’t lend (an) ear (to) public criticism.
7. Give up the idea of name and fame.
(pg. 272, Mind—Its Mysteries and Control)