All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.
or as Mr. Vonnegut puts it
There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind.