Ten Rules for Being Human

10 Rules For Being Human

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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15 Responses to Ten Rules for Being Human

  1. Cheryl says:

    That was a great read….

  2. Patricia says:

    We nod our head and say "yes"…then, the last rule is correct…we forget…Take care, Jorge…

  3. Jaime Campbell says:

    I love that. Especially number 9. Your posts feel so good, Jorge. Thank you.Take care. Jaime.

  4. Lakota Clay says:

    Why is it that commonsense sounds so profound? What I didn\’t like about the rules is that everything is placed squarely back upon our shoulders. No deus ex machina here! Cheers, Jorge. L.

  5. A Utah Woman Am I says:

    Jorge,Firstly, sorry it has taken me a little while to come by and visit you. I thank you for the kind Christmas message you sent me. I enjoyed reading all the wonderful (and other things as well) that you have done over the year. As I was reading it I actually wondered what such a letter would look like had I wrote it.This post was excellent, reminded me of a similar list I have seen, although this one was quite excellent. My favorite? Although number 10 is pretty good, I like: "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."Sometimes we forget to realize that life really is what we make of it. We choose how we want to live–it doesn\’t choose us. We can either make or break a situation. It is totally up to us! Or as a philosopher may say…autonomy.I hope that you are doing amazing and I will be back as soon as I can. Thanks again for the well wishes and good luck final wishes as well!Have a fabulous Wednesday!Kelsey

  6. Marge says:

    Greetings, Jorge…I have seen this before and was happy to see it once again. I don\’t know if you\’re familiar with the writings of Gary Zukov ("The Dancing Wu Li Masters" and other books), but my beloved and I had already believed something Mr. Zukov wrote to the extent that we arrange the lessons we will learn in life before we come to live them on earth, that this existence is a "life school". Sadly, rule 9 comes into play and we lose track of our reason for being here because of distraction by issues of the heart, of physical unwellness, general negativity, and other things which seem to get in the way.Our lives have themes–mine is a fear of abandonment–which we must work out. When we\’re on track in working out those issues, that\’s when we say our lives are "working" or we\’re "happy".I can honestly say my life is working most of the time, but I\’ve still got a lot to do.Thanks for some solid food for thought.Wioshing you peace.Marge

  7. Jaime Campbell says:

    Hi Buddy,Just stopping in for a hello. I reread part of this entry because it is just so awesome. Have a great evening.Love,Jaime.

  8. dawn says:

    the above is condensed, source is from this book by Cherie Carter-Scott : if life is a game, these are the rulesit\’s worth a read :)btw, i stumbled upon this sitehttp://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_442.htmland found it sorta interesting, you might wanna go have a look if you like.Cheerios,d.

  9. Marie says:

    Hi Lestat,Yes, I am presently enjoying the wonderful Southern California climate of San Diego. It is like Spring here through out the year. I see roses blooming in my sister\’s garden! My younger sister lives here with her family. My elder sister, who lives in the Philippines with her family, just arrived last Monday. My husband and daughter will be arriving from Tokyo on the 13th and my son, who lives in Providence, Rhode Island will be arriving also the same day. This is the first time since our parents passed away that we 3 sisters will be spending Christmas together. We usually have our reunions during summer but this year, we decided to have another reunion during Christmas.I hope that you will have a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your family, too.BTW, I have entered my email address here as you requested. Please take off the "remove" part of the address to get the correct address. I placed that as a spam prevention measure. Hugs, Marie

  10. Marie says:

    Dear Jorge,I am sorry about my previous comment being addressed as "Hi Lestat" I was not aware that it was in my clipboard when I pasted the first part of comment. I know I should not be posting comments when I am this sleepy, but I just wanted to get this off before turning in for the day. Sorry. . .Hugs, Marie

  11. Renee says:

    This reminds me of another list I read …both are correct.

  12. Brian says:

    You forgot one: Tell yourself you can do it, then live the lie.

  13. Michelle says:

    Good stuff!:) I hope you are well and happy.I just wanted to stop in and say hello.-M.

  14. Debbie says:

    #10…you will forget all of this. That\’s my problem! I know all of the other rules, but I keep forgetting them.

  15. Unknown says:

    Those were great and so true. It is sad but true that we already know all the answers and rules to humanity, we just always forget them.

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