Tuesday, September 6, 2011

10 Rules for Being Human

This is a little something I came across the other day that was just too good to keep to myself. It should be printed out and passed on to our children when they reach adolescence; and it should periodically be re-issued. (As well as being tucked into our own inbox every now and then!)
.
Enjoy!





**************************************

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.


**************

.

My advice?

.


  • Enjoy being a human.

  • And don't be too hard on yourself ..... you're only human!

.

.


5 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Well I love and AGREE with each and every one of those.

This is one of my favorites.
"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."

We do need to learn our lessons.

Love, sandie

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Very good post. As we age, we know all these to be true.

Red said...

I wish I had this list in my back pocket when I taught middle school. I could have pulled the list out from time to time and used it. On the other hand if one wants to age disgracefully this list could also be useful. Thanks for a fun list,

Charlotte said...

New follower! Love your header picture! Looks like something I would try and then regret!

wendy said...

WOW....that was all very good, and Very true