Diamond’s Laws to Live By have now been updated!
Thanks to a former student (and colleague of mine at KBHU) for typing and sending in a ton of Diamond’s Laws.
Diamond is a big believer in mental healthy and virtuous living. He lived through some of the most historic – and hedonistic – periods of rock ‘n’ roll history. These Laws helped Diamond thrive the rock industry, and build a personally and professionally successful career.
Generations of his colleagues and students have benefitted from these mantras. Personally, Diamond’s Laws to Live By have been corner stones of my life and career. Simple and elegant, Diamond’s Laws shaped how I think and how I act with my friends and work.
I hope that by posting on the Diamond Mine, Diamond’s Laws can continue to help and shape lives.
Here are a few of my favorite Laws:
Fear is one of the most negative emotions. It can immobilize the best of people.
Rebellion against your weaknesses gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring spirit to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and understand the most interesting game in the works is making the most of one’s best.
Expect the best and your outlook will draw opportunity and good people to you. Good people do not want to be around people who talk about their illnesses, problems, etc.
You have to find true happiness and peace within yourself.
Nothing worthwhile will be gained without effort and concentration.
The person who says money can’t buy you happiness doesn’t know where to shop.
– Dan Patterson, May 2009
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I graduated from high school in Northern California in 1969 and the Big 610 and Dave Diamond were part of the experience. Forty years later I’m still using Dave’s line “It’s Friday night, date night in the city” , and My wife and I will head out on a date. Sure glad to find your website. Thanks for the memories.
Dear Alan, my name is Rick Colburn and I too was a fan of Dave’s when he was on KFRC. How nice to know of someone who shared that experience. I was lucky enough to have Dave oftentimes open up his show by reading psychedelic lyrics I wrote. What a thrill for a naive high school sophomore from Walnut Creek. Hey, if you’ve got nothing else to do, gimme a call and and we can remember some of those old times. 707-672-4447. Thanks.