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Rules for Being Human

The Rules for Being Human

from Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Jack Canfield (Editor) & Mark Victor Hansen

This little rule book is one of my favorites.
-Dr. Irene

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full time informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons .Growing is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much of the process as the experiment that ultimately "works."
4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. Then you can go to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
6. "There" is no better than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there that again, looks better than "here."
7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You can not 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. The answers lie inside you. The answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

You can get Chicken Soup For the Soul here! from

the "Rules" are elaborated in Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott's wonderful little book, If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules  available here 

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