The Pirate’s Code

Pirates vs. Zombies Manifesto:

To promote positive & effective ways to resist zombies & the zombie virus through motivation and awareness.

The Pirate’s Code:

Note: If you don’t recognize the context in which a word is used, it may help you to refer to our glossary of terms.

  • Be positive.
  • Be open-minded, but respect your values.
  • No complaining.
  • Respect yourself.
  • Maintain your vessel (body) — monitor your diet & exercise.
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated — set a good example.
  • Help, encourage, motivate & inspire others whenever possible.
  • Don’t expect life to be fair — but know that what you give comes back to you multiplied. The better you give, the better you get.
  • Treat others, including the infected, with respect — even when you disagree.
  • Take responsibility for your ship (life) — no blaming others.
  • Act with enthusiasm.
  • Seek opportunity. Act boldly.
  • Admit your mistakes, don’t hide them.
  • Avoid making value judgements: “rightness/wrongness”. Instead, think of things as “wise/unwise”.
  • Don’t be afraid to admit when you don’t know something.
  • Aim to leave everything a little better than how you found it.
  • Learn to listen — don’t just wait to speak.
  • Don’t interrupt.
  • Remember people’s names when you meet them.
  • Say “please” and “thank you” often and with sincerity.
  • Keep your promises — even (especially) to zombies.
  • Never cut what you can untie.
  • Give people a second chance.
  • Aim to exceed people’s expectations. Do more than you’re paid for.
  • Never laugh at or mock someone’s dreams or aspirations.
  • Never deprive someone of hope.
  • Act more, watch less.
  • When you do something — aim to do it right the first time. But strive for excellence & consistency, not perfection.
  • Travel. Set sail — explore!
  • Don’t take life too seriously — learn the rules, then break them deliberately.
  • Do not spend more than you can truly afford. Use credit cards for convenience – don’t spend what you don’t have.
  • Do not keep up with the Davy Joneses.
  • Focus on what you can do, not on what you cannot do.
  • Focus on solutions, not problems.
  • Celebrate your individuality and that of others.
  • Don’t judge a vessel by its colours (ie. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover).
  • Question authority — respectfully.
  • Act without procrastinating — do something when it needs to be done.
  • Don’t agree if you don’t agree.
  • Create a chart (a bucket list) — a list of things you’d like to do before you die — refer to it frequently.
  • Live with a sense of purpose. Plot your course and navigate towards your goals.
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

The Pirates vs. Zombies Pirate’s Code was inspired in part by “Life’s Little Instruction Book”  by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.