"The best advice I've ever received is, to treat others the way you want to be treated. My parents were the first to give me this advice but life experiences have proven it to be true. Take for instance, the grocery store. You know almost none of the people you pass in the aisles, but if you treat them nice they'll treat you nice. Say 'Hello' with a smile and they will smile back at you. What a great feeling.
"Another example of this is, once I met the leader of the Vagos biker gang. You would think he'd be a scary mean dude. But no. He's very straightforward. You treat him straightforward and everything is good. I was at a friend's house and his parents were throwing a party. The dad is into bikes, though he's not in the Vagos, and one of his friends, the leader, was at the party. I met him there and he offered to teach me guitar, but my friend told him that I was already an accomplished player. So, we talked about places we had played."