I.Respect yourself … it makes it easier for other Epists to respect you. II.Respect all others …their rights, gender, and race … and give due consideration to their beliefs and nationalities. III.Improve your surroundings …for your own enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others. IV.Defend yourself … your loved ones, your rights and the reputation of the absent. V.Take responsibility for your words, choices and actions…and hold others responsible for theirs. VI. Control your words and actions by controlling your thought-process … do not seek that which you do not want to find. VII. When able, do more than your share in helping others who are struggling to help themselves …Genuinely enjoy sharing. VIII. Cease deceit… because deceiving causes too much stress, to yourself and others, to be of any true value. IX.Create success by creating a “Series of Smiles…”in both your personal and business life. X.Diligently empathize with those in the minority …especially when you are in the majority. XI.Preserve your right to live and die with dignity… and defend that right for all others. XII.Live life as an Epist, enjoy your successes… and if you believe in God, TRUST that your God is JUST.