Let a small part of yourself die to save the whole. If you try to fully resist the pace and lifestyle of Los Angeles you will wind up slowly crushed under its smoggy, Mediterranean haze. In fact, you’ll end up more hateful and jaded than that commercial producer who hasn’t landed a job since ’02 (poor Brian…) and likely retreat to wherever you came from with nothing but a bad taste in your mouth and a weirdly uneven résumé. So recognize where you are, laugh about it, and have fun making it your own. Go to Dodger Stadium even though you hate the Dodgers. Yes, holding yourself to standards is important, but no one likes a wet blanket.