Chris Pratt’s 9 Rules for a Good Life

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Actor Chris Pratt gave a stirring speech addressed to the next generation at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. While accepting the Generation Award, Pratt shared nine “rules” he wanted to share with young people.

“I accept the responsibility as your elder, so listen up,” Pratt started. He then shared the nine rules, some of which were clearly serious, yet delivered with Pratt’s quintessential jokester persona. Other points, however, were articulated with the express purpose of garnering a laugh.

9 Rules from Chris Pratt

1. Breathe

2. You have a soul – be careful with it.

3. Don’t be a turd. If you’re strong, be a protector, and if you’re smart, be a humble influencer. Your intelligence can be used as a weapon and if you’re smart, do not wield it against the weak.

4. When giving dog medicine, hide it in a piece of hamburger. The dog will never know.

5. Doesn’t matter what it is—earn it. Be of service—it feels good and it’s good for your soul.

6. God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.

7. Bathroom etiquette – when you find yourself in the uncomfortable position if having to eliminate a bowel movement at a party….(of course Pratt did not use these terms, to listen to what he said verbatim, watch the video.)

8. Learn to pray – it’s easy and it’s so good for your soul.

9. Nobody is perfect – people are going to tell you you’re perfect just the way you are—you’re not! You are imperfect—you always will be—but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace, and grace is a gift. And like the freedom that we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget it! Don’t take it for granted.

Pratt concluded his speech with “God bless you. Please get home safely.”

The popular actor is known for his roles in the television series Parks and Recreation and movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. Off-screen, Pratt is known for his faith in God. While he was raised Lutheran, Pratt admits making poor choices as a young person, but feels his rise to stardom was the result of God intervening in his life.

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Megan Briggs is a writer and editor for ChurchLeaders.com. Her experience in ministry, an extensive amount of which was garnered overseas, gives her a unique perspective on the global church. She has the longsuffering and altruistic nature of foreign friends and missionaries to humbly thank for this experience. Megan is passionate about seeking and proclaiming the truth. When she’s not writing, Megan likes to explore God’s magnificent creation.