“Did my model come with instructions? I can’t seem to find mine?”

As a long time science fiction buff, I was imagining a cloned human, waking up to planet Earth and trying to determine how they were supposed to live as a human being – where were the rules?

Our parents, teachers and friends do their best to help us along the way yet it is inevitable that we will fail.



Norman Cousins said “The essence of man is imperfection.”

Failure is just part of life. If we shield those we love and care about from this wonderful opportunity they will not grow, and certainly would not learn.

Which is why, when I came across the following “Rules for Being Human” I thought I would share:

Rule #1 You will learn lessons

Rule#2 There are no mistakes-only lessons

Rule#3 A lesson is repeated until it is learned

Rule#4 If you don’t learn the easy lessons, they get harder

Rule#5 you’ll know you’ve learned a lesson when your actions change.

Now that I am older, and a touch wiser, those rules make so much sense. I took a long time to understand Rule#3 🙂 – sometimes I felt like I was in a time warp! Still I am learning and growing.

It’s fun being a human being – once we know the rules!

Photo taken from http://losingcontext.com/blog/2007/10/earth.php

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