My dear,

Seriously, when you’re in a bad heep of trouble like being stuck out in a storm on a row boat, please, do more than pray.

Pray to God, but row away from the rocks.

Ask for the Almighty’s help, I’m not advising against that. But I say if you have two paddles and a safe direction to head in, it’s your God-given duty to use your arms to save yourself.

If you’re in a bad mess, ask for help, but help yourself first.

Falsely yours,
Hunter Stockton Thompson