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 Doug -

>As James Joyce once said, "I've never met a boring person"...

I was given this and posted it - last year, but I think a few people
might not have seen it.

Walk softly,

      Rules for Being Human

You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it,
but it will be yours for this entire lifetime.

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.

There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation.
The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the
"successful" ones.

Lessons will be repeated until learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.
When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

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.

"There" is no better place than "here".
When your "there" has become a "here",
you will simply obtain another "there"
that will again look better than "here" (which used to be "there".)

Others are merely mirrors of yourself.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless
it reflects to you something that you love or hate about yourself.

What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need.
The choice is yours.

The answer to life's questions lie inside you.
All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

You will forget all this.

(Rules for being human - a set of ten interrelated axioms of unknown
authorship but "Found on a refrigerator in Toronto").

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