I found this on tumblr a few days ago, and really liked it. 11 rules of a scientist’s life. I liked it because it does a good job of summarising the rules which I genuinely try to live by. As Carl Sagan once said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
In fact, I liked it so much, that I wrote out the 11 rules on the first page of my new notebook. Taking care to think in the right way is probably the biggest difference between being a scientist and simply working in science. While I understand that not everyone may share my opinion, I consider this more than simply a job. To me, it’s a lifestyle. I like to try and apply this way of thinking to the rest of my life too. Granted, I may not always succeed; I am, after all, only human.
The source for this list is benchfly, where you can also find a pdf download if you feel like printing it out for whatever reason.