Chris Pratt shares 9 rules for life in MTV Movie & TV Awards speech

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As actor Chris Pratt accepted the Generation Award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday, he had some words of wisdom to share with viewers.

"This being the Generation Award, I’m going to cut to the chase and I am going to speak to you, the next generation. I accept the responsibility as your elder. So, listen up," he said.

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Read Pratt's nine rules below.

  1. "Breathe. If you don't, you will suffocate."
  2. "You have a soul. Be careful with it."
  3. "Don't be a turd. If you are strong, be a protector. If you are smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons, so do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that."
  4. "When giving a dog medicine, put the medicine in a little piece of hamburger and they won't even know they're eating medicine."
  5. "It doesn't matter what it is. Earn it. A good deed. Reach out to someone in pain. Be of service. It feels good and it's good for your soul."
  6. "God is real. God loves you, God wants the best for you. Believe that, I do."
  7. "If you have to poop at a party, but you're embarrassed because you're going to stink up the bathroom, just do what I do. Lock the door, sit down, get all of the pee out first. And then, once all the pee is done, poop, flush, boom! You minimize the amount of time that the poop's touching the air," he said -- and then he continued, getting even more graphic. "Because if you poop first, it takes you longer to pee and then you're peeing on top of it, stirring up the poop particles, create a cloud, goes out, then everyone at the party will know that you pooped. Just trust me, it's science."
  8. "Learn to pray. It's easy, and it is so good for your soul."
  9. "Nobody is perfect. People will tell you that you are perfect just the way that you are -- you are not! You are imperfect. You always will be, but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you are willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift. Like the freedom that we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else's blood. Do not forget it. Don't take that for granted."

Pratt accepted the award from his former "Parks and Recreation" costar Aubrey Plaza and current "Jurassic World" costar Bryce Dallas Howard. He gave a special shout-out to his family, friends and fans before receiving a standing ovation from the room.

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Honoree Chris Pratt accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV)

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Honoree Chris Pratt accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV)
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Honoree Chris Pratt accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV)

Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV

Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV

Past winners of the MTV Generation Award include Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

Watch Pratt's acceptance speech on YouTube.

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