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The Top 10 Things You Can Learn By Having Richard Gere As A Pen Pal

The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick's latest novel, The Good Luck of Right Now, follows a troubled man searching for inner peace—his story told in his letters to the spirit of Richard Gere. Here, why Gere would make a top-notch pen pal/spiritual guide.

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1. Channel the teachings of the Dalai Lama into everyday life.

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2. Be perceived as powerful (possibly even more than the president).

3. Fight for a humanitarian cause.

4. Build up the courage to speak to a love interest.

5. Overcome the paralyzing trait of obsessive thinking.

6. Show compassion.

7. Be a friend to those who need it most.

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8. Trust your instincts.

9. The value of pretending, even when you don't 100% believe.

10. And always remember what your parents taught you … “Whenever something bad is happening to us, something good happens—often to someone else. And that’s The Good Luck of Right Now. We must believe it. We must. We must. We must.”

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