I am not the original author of this; it’s one of those things that float around the internet. However, it’s much more valuable than yet another pic of a cute kitten . . .
The Rules for Being Human
You Will Receive a Body. Like love it, or hate it, but it will be yours for as long as you’re here. The choice is yours.
You Will Learn Lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time 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 hence choose to ignore them; no matter: keep reading.
A Lesson is Repeated Until Learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. Each edition will cost more until it gets your attention. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.
There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that finally “works.”
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 Than “Here.” When your “there” has become “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will, again, look better than “here.”
Others 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.
Your Answers Lie Only Inside You. The answers to life’s question lie only inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
You Will Forget All of This!