Ten Rules For Being Human

I was stum­bling around online the other night and came across this.  It felt true so I thought I would share it.  (By the way, if you enjoy ran­dom inter­est­ing infor­ma­tion you should use Stum­ble­upon.  You find the coolest things.)

Cherie Carter-Scott ref­er­ences the fol­low­ing quote as the basis for her rules for being human: “Life is a suc­ces­sion of lessons which must be lived to be under­stood.” (Helen Keller)

Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

  1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
  2. You will learn lessons.  You are enrolled in a full-time infor­mal school called, “life”.
  3. There are no mis­takes, only lessons.  Growth is a process of trial, error, and exper­i­men­ta­tion.  The “failed” exper­i­ments are as much a part of the process as the exper­i­ments that ulti­mately “work”.
  4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned.  A les­son will be pre­sented to you in var­i­ous forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
  5. Learn­ing lessons does not end.  There’s no part of life that doesn’t con­tain its lessons.  If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
  6. There” is no bet­ter a place than “here”.  When your “there” has become a “here”, you will sim­ply obtain another “there” that will again look bet­ter than “here”.
  7. Other peo­ple are merely mir­rors of you.  You can­not love or hate some­thing about another per­son unless it reflects to you some­thing you love or hate about yourself.
  8. What you make of your life is up to you.  You have all the tools and resources you need.  What you do with them is up to you.  The choice is yours.
  9. Your answers lie within you.  The answers to life’s ques­tions lie within you.  All you need to do is look, lis­ten, and trust.
  10. You will for­get all this.
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