ten minutes hate is not often given to dishing out advice for living, preferring to let people get on with messing things up in their own unique way without unasked-for interference.
Predictably, perhaps, a birthday sees a departure from that path, in order to offer up the following admonition:
Accept no half measures.
Let your glass always be brimful, savour every sip and make sure to drain every last drop with panache and with gusto. In life, in your work, in friendships and romance, try to ensure you are getting the equivalent of an aged 21-year single malt, or whatever else is your particular tipple of choice.