Top 12 Lessons learned From Book: “12 Rules For Life“

1) Stand up straight with your shoulders back

The poor and stressed always die first, and in greater numbers. They are also much more susceptible to non-Infectious diseases. When the aristocracy catches a cold, as it is said, the working class dies of pneumonia.

2) Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping

People are better at properly administering prescription medication to their pets than to themselves. Consider your future and think, ‘What might my life look like if I were caring for myself properly?

3) Make friends with people who want the best for you.

Friendship is a reciprocal arrangement, you are not morally obliged to support someone who is making the world a worse place. Quite the opposite, you should choose people who want things to be better, not worse.

4) Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today

You’ve got specific problems. Run your own race and avoid peering in the lane next to you.

5) Don’t let your children do anything that makes you dislike them

Many parents want their children’s friendship above all and are willing to sacrifice respect to get it. That’s not good.

6) Set your house in order before you criticize the world

Consider your circumstances, start small, have you taken full advantage of the opportunities presented to you? Start to stop doing something that you know to be wrong.

7) Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient

Follow your impulses and live for the moment. We should delay our gratification in service of what is meaningful. That Means that something may be better attained in the future by giving up something of value in the present.

8) Tell the truth or at least don’t lie

Those are not merely two different choices. They are different pathways through life. If you don’t reveal yourself to others, you can’t reveal yourself to yourself.

9) Assume the person you are listening to knows something that you don’t.

If you believe every person can teach you something, you open yourself up to growth and learning in every encounter with another human being.

10) Be precise in your speech

Specify the problem, is to admit that it exists, which can be confronting.

11) Don’t bother the children when they are skateboarding

As you age without maturing, you will become worthless and bitter, but you will never have to take any responsibility, and everything you do that’s wrong will always be someone else’s fault.

12) Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

Wonder of being might make up for the ineradicable suffering the accompanies it. Noticing is better than thinking. You can’t improve if you don’t know what you’re doing wrong.

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