John Cage Rules

Popularized by John Cage, this list was written by Sister Corita Kent

For students and teachers
Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while.
General duties of a student:
  pull everything out of your teacher.
pull everything out of your fellow students.
General duties of a teacher:
   pull everything out of your students.
Consider everything an experiment.
Be self-disciplined.
Nothing is a mistake. There's no win and no fail, there's only make.
The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something.
It's the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things. 
You can fool the fans but not the players.
Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes.
Be happy whenever you can manage it. 
Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think.
Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Save everything. It may come in handy later.