If This Is My Life, These Are My Rules  

rm_cele2flowers 42F
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8/23/2005 6:52 pm

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If This Is My Life, These Are My Rules

I've thought about some of the things I try to live by from time to time and found myself having to explain some of them. So, I thought I'd start writing them.

1. Live life by the Golden Rule. No, this doesn't mean live for gold. It's what they always tried to teach us when we were kids--treat others as you would want them to treat you. I try to do this as much as possible. But sometimes there are some people out there that just don't play by that rule and you gotta really take things a bit literally and turn the tables on the rule with them. What's that mean? If they're gonna be a bitch or an asshole to you, apparently they want you to treat them that way back.

2. Life is not Burger King. You can't always have it your way. I think that's pretty self explanatory.

3. Don't overthink or over-analyze things. You'll just end up wearing yourself out over something that in a month, a year or more will be absolutely pointless.

4. Live on the first come, first serve basis. So a friend invites you out for a Friday night on Wednesday. Then Thursday comes along and another friend, whom you might like better, asks you out for the same night. Sorry, already got plans with the other friend, won't cancel them for ya. The only exception ever is family or absolute emergencies.

5. All good things come to those who wait. Or, in other words, patience is a virtue. Okay, cliches aside, being impatient won't make things happen any faster and you just get yourself worked up into a frenzy.

Those are the rules. Is there anything that you live by?

HughJarse2000 47M

9/10/2005 6:30 am

Hi there

So can't let an opportunity like this go past. So not understanding why no-one else has commented. Think this will be the next post on my blog too.

Here are my beliefs. There are not truisms. I choose these despite in some cases mounting evidence to the contrary

I walk my day with these three beliefs

1. What goes around comes around.
Yes I have noticed through my life that if i give then i recieve. The better I am as a person the better the world becomes towards me. I see awful things happen to people that embrace fear, hate , anger, bitterness. I understand why so many acknowledge "karma"

2. Life is strange
We are small and insignificant. The real meaning behind things is not ours to see. no matter how clever we become as a species we will still be very very very very stupid and ignorant Sometimes things must be accepted just the way they are. thinking too much about things will likely only cloud your vision further.

3. Shit happens !
All the time. Get over it.
Planes fall out of the sky, volcanos, tidal waves etc etc
Whilst it is horrendous at the time , nonetheless pick yourself up, dust yourself down and keep peddling on.
It wasn't bad luck. It wasn't a curse. it was just more shit happening again.

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