It may be an inanimate object, but like all creatures on Earth, the ceiling fan should be respected. Scratch that, it should be FEARED. You should definitely fear ceiling fans. Failure to do so will only bring about great wrath and internet embarrassment.
Lesson 1. Improper installation will not cool a room and your friends will laugh at you.
Lessons 2-6. Disrespect the ceiling fan and you'll be subjected to its blades of torment.
7. Learn to respect the ceiling fan and you will be its master.