4 simple rules for life

In which I set out guidlines for being a good person.

Life is a mess if you don’t try to impose a little order on it. It’s not possible to completely programme every little moment but it handy to have a set of rules.

The rules I have are not very complex, in fact most of them are copied from major religions or motivational posters, but they are the code that I try to live by (but like most rules they are there to be broken).

This is not an attempt to say that how I lead life makes me a good person, or that if you follow these rules it will make you a better person, I just think that they may be able to help.

So the rules, and none of them are going to reference Fight Club.

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People I want to be

In which I wish I could be the sum of other’s parts.

Jim Rohn (a guy I’ve just had to find about on Wikipedia) once said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. Based on that I’m looking at being a hybrid teacher/baby/work people. This would make me someone who sits behind a desk all day, has to tell people about stuff they don’t know and wants to eat and sleep all day.

Instead of dwelling on the circle I have (which is a pretty good circle), what if I could change that? What if I cold create a group that would make me an even better person? So that’s what I’m going to do, I am going to let my social imagination run riot and pick from the real and not-real world and select my new averages.

Looking at the list I chose, I’m going to be pretty badass.

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Odes to things I love

On Valentine’s the one part of my life I don’t feel like having to say a special “I love you” to is Mrs G. We have this unwritten agreement that we like each other a lot, and she will tell me that she loves me to which I have only one reply.

So rather than upsetting her Shakespearephilia and attempting to write sonnets extolling her many virtues I’m going to attempt poetry (which is always a dangerous style for me to try) declaring my love for other items that get my blood racing (and it may also raise the blood pressure of those who love and cherish poetry).

On Valentine’s the one part of my life I don’t feel like having to say a special “I love you” to is Mrs G. We have this unwritten agreement that we like each other a lot, and she will tell me that she loves me to which I have only one reply.

So rather than upsetting her Shakespearephilia and attempting to write sonnets extolling her many virtues I’m going to attempt poetry (which is always a dangerous style for me to try) declaring my love for other items that get my blood racing (and it may also raise the blood pressure of those who love and cherish poetry).

Things what I love – A collection.

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