A Manifesto by Willie Nelson 10 rules for life and creativity from the inimitable musician

Design by Raissa Pardini
Design by Raissa Pardini

Who better to share words of wisdom than an activist, artist, father of seven children, and creator of 144 (!) albums? To celebrate his 88th birthday, world-famous musician Willie Nelson has kindly provided us with his 10 rules for life which are, unsurprisingly, sage, epic and smile-inducing, just like Willie himself.

Willie Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor and activist. With a six-decade career and 144 albums released (and counting), he has earned every conceivable award as a musician and he continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In 2021 he will release two books while continuing with his varied philanthropic work and his two innovative cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy. He has also received his fifth degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul. His new and 71st studio album, a collection of Frank Sinatra covers called That’s Life, is out now.

Manifesto is a series on WePresent which invites activists and creatives with something to say to write 10 rules to live by, in order to help spread their message. The artwork on this page was created by Raissa Pardini.