Chris Pratt Shares His Nine Rules for Life at MTV Awards Show

Rules touch on faith, humility, how to use bathroom at a party

• June 19, 2018 10:59 am


Actor and overall good person Chris Pratt received the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday night, and he used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to share his nine rules for life with the audience.

Pratt, 38, began his speech by sharing his gratitude and love for his family.

"Thanks to my mom and my dad and my brother, Culley, [and] my sister, Angie. I love you. I love our family. We didn't have a pot to piss in growing up, but we laughed our butts off every day and we still do," Pratt said. "And a special mention to my son, Jack, who will watch this one day. Kid, I love you more than anything in the world."

Pratt then thanked his fans, before saying that it was his responsibility as an "elder" to impart his wisdom on the audience, especially younger viewers.

"This being the Generation Award, I'm going to cut to the chase and I'm going to speak to you, the next generation," Pratt said. "I accept the responsibility as your elder. So listen up. This is what I call nine rules from Chris Pratt, Generation Award winner."

Rule One

"Breathe. If you don't, you'll suffocate."

Rule Two

"You have a soul. Be careful with it."

Rule Three

"Don't be a turd. If you're strong, be a protector. And if you're smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons. And do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that."

Rule Four

"When giving a dog medicine, put the medicine in a little piece of hamburger. They won't even know they're eating medicine."

Rule Five

"Doesn't matter what it is, earn it. A good deed. Reach out to someone in pain. Be of service. It feels good, and it's good for your soul."

Rule Six

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

Rule Seven

"If you have to poop at a party, but you're embarrassed because you're going to stink up the bathroom, just do what I do. Lock the door. Sit down. Get all the pee out first, OK? And then, once all the pee's done, poop. Flush. Boom. You minimize the amount of time that the poop is touching the air. ‘Cause if you poop first, it takes you longer to pee. Then you're peeing on top. It's stirring it up. The poop particles create a cloud. It goes out, and then everyone in the party will know that you pooped. Just trust me. It's science."

Rule Eight

"Learn to pray. It's easy, and it's so good for your soul."

Rule Nine

"Nobody is perfect. People are going to tell you [that] 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. God bless you."

The A-list actor has starred in recent blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity War. He also stars in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the upcoming sequel to what some observers have called the greatest movie ever, despite negative reviews from hateful critics.

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