IJMC Ok, Here's the Rules...

                      IJMC - Ok, Here's the Rules...

My favorite thing about rules has to be exceptions to rules. For every 
rule, there is an exception, or else the rule is false. Plain and simple. 
Now I just have to find the exceptions for these rules...should keep me 
busy for a few years...                                             -dave

		           Rules for Being Human

1) 	 You will receive a body.  

   You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period
   this time around.  

2)  	You will learn lessons. 

   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.

3) 	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
   ultimately "works".

4) 	 A lesson is 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

5) 	 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.  

6) 	 "There" is no better than "here". 

   When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another
   "there" that will, again, look better than "here."  

7)  	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.  

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 inside you. 

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

10) 	 You will forget all this.

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