1. Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The one thing you can be sure of in life is your own mind. The knowledge you have accumulated will grow and serve its purpose into old age. It is this knowledge which will help you more than instinct. Always be reading and learning from those more knowledgeable than you. Most Malaysians don't read and don't make it as a hobby. That's the reason why most Malaysian can't speak well in expression and don't write interestingly too. Its all started from the parents at home instilling reading, speaking well, writing interestingly and dressing sharp to their children. Everything that has ever been written is at your fingertips so go and find something, anything to learn about. Whether it be a new skill, history, philosophy or science, always be learning.