also, very important: surrender all notions of human dignity or self-respect, and any assumption that people around you might feel that way about themselves. In most places in america that I have been, the people are like twilight-zone level, "german-looking" (when you look over your shoulder before saying something controversial) sheepish, timid, dead-eyed cowardly sputtering jowel-shakers. I suggest that you brush up on your 1984 Appendix concerning Duckspeak otherwise nothing that my countrymen say will make sense to you.
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"