The Rules for Being HUMAN

Is there such thing as “rules for being a human?” We are just born, and whether we like it or not, we grow up as a human – and we choose to be either a good or a bad human being.

I know everybody hates rules. Everybody just wants to be free to do their own thing. Ei, but this set of rules is different. It is something to ponder about. And it is up to you to decide.


The 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 fulltime 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 go on to the next lesson.

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

10. This will often be forgotten, only to be remembered again.
(Cherie Carter-Scott)

13 Responses to “The Rules for Being HUMAN”

  1. March 9, 2011 at 1:48 am


    This post reminds me of my favorite line from Psalms (118:24):

    “This is the day the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”


  2. 2 nelson RN
    March 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Wolf Pascoe, thanks for leaving some thoughts…


  3. 3 Patrick
    March 19, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Thanks for sharing! This is one for the thought.


  4. 4 nelson RN
    March 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Hi PATRICK! thanks for dropping by!


  5. June 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I like this one best: “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 go on to the next lesson.”

    Sometimes we tend to ignore lessons in life when it is already in front of us. We just had to learn things the hard way, and at the end of the day, it’s still the same lesson we should have learned before. What’s funny is that even if I am aware of this, I still learn things the hard way. Makes me wish that there’s a cheat in life, but as you said, life is a school, and cheating is against the rules 🙂


  6. June 20, 2011 at 12:05 am

    This is really worth pondering about… thanks for sharing!


  7. June 20, 2011 at 7:30 am

    upon reading your post it make me realize a lot of thing being a human or I as a person. Thank you so much for sharing this thought. nice job..


  8. June 20, 2011 at 7:37 am

    i totally agree with number 3, i believe that in everything thing that happens to us happened for a reason. that they are not mistakes but merely lessons that we have to learn. we might fall + stumble, make wrong judgment + decisions but it is all part of living a full life + making the journey all the more interesting + worthwhile 🙂


  9. June 25, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I like 4 and 5…


  10. June 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

    gusto ko yung no. 1 kasi kahit mataba na yung pangangatawan natin, kelangan pa rin natin itong pangalagaan at best of all, umiwas na magkasakit 🙂


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