By BBP Intern

What is the meaning of the log lady? Who knows. David Lynch either refuses to comment on or enjoys playing dumb when it comes to some of the underlying psychoanalytic and darker lessons in his works.  While on a thematic and logical level his work is only connected by the loosest of threads, he still manages to hold an audience's interest by appealing to their stranger, more intimate fascinations.  However, there are some simple, lighter, lessons viewers can deduct from his films without needing to delve to deeply into their unconscious minds.

1. Answer the phone.  It's usually your conscious calling to help you out.

2. If you meet a creepy albino man at a party and he tells you he's at your house believe him.  He is.  It also might be time to move because he's been secretly videotaping you sleep.

3. Hollywood is run by a bunch of foreboding older men.  That or by a very proper cowboy in a white hat.  Either way when they tell you to do something you do it.

4. Despite appearances, status, and other frivolous attributes we are all human beings.

5. Don't tailgate.  But if you do, at the very least, don't flip them off when you do so.  Especially if its the mob in the car you're passing.

6. "Everyday, once a day, give yourself a present."

7. Don't be afraid to dance, even if it's in the middle of an important conversation.

8. The golden rule.

9. Everything is an illusion.

10. And perhaps the most Lychian lesson of all.  "People are afraid of what they don't understand."

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Written by Rebecca Hoffman