The Five Wisdoms Project
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  1. Believe in the good Lord.

  2. Don’t spit in the wind.

  3. Get a dog. They’re good for the soul.

  4. Be happy.

  5. Keep your health.

    I met Mark while taking street photographs in Venice Beach. He was walking with his dog, Ralph Lauren. Mark was sweet and friendly, and is fairly well known in the Venice community, as many people stopped to say hello to him while he and I were talking. Mark doesn’t seem to have much, but he definitely has many friends in his community, and he was very gracious in sharing his wisdoms with me.