Is this really a wise strategy for living? Insisting that most of life isn't to be taken seriously. Relentlessly viewing it as a cosmic joke. Having only four guiding principles: one, do as little harm to others as possible; two, be there always for your friends; three, be responsible for yourself and ask nothing of others; four, grab all the fun you can. Put no stock in the opinions of anyone but those closest to you. Forget about leaving a mark on the world. Ignore the great issues of your time and thereby improve your digestion. Don't dwell in the past. Don't worry about the future. When life throws a hard punch, roll with it -- but roll with laughter. Catch the wave, dude.
From Fear Nothing (Check out the interview. Do most authors work this hard?)
This isn't the only one presented in his books, or even in this book.
Ah, but then your friends are attacked. Those who attack them say that they are going to cut off your head for living like that. What do you do then?