2 May 2012

10 Rules for Being Human

Have you ever had those moments where everything in your day goes wrong or nothing you put on seems to fit right? I think we all have. Regularly. What helps me get through that is knowing I'm not the only one going through something so frustrating or shit so when I found this article I knew I had to share it myself. It's 10 Rules for being human and I couldn't agree with each of them more. So relax, you're going to have bad days, and learn lot's of lessons but it's all part of that crazy wonderful thing called life. 

10 Rules for being Human

  1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.
  2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "life".
  3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work".
  4.  Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in varios 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's no part of life that doesn't contain it's lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
  6. There is no better place than "here". When you're "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here". 
  7. People 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 within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.
  10. You will forget all of this.
Sources for the pictures were here and here


  1. wow. loved this post....and totally agree with the last rule.


  2. Wow wat a great post....so much love and joy for life.....thnx for sharing
    Btw be sure to check out my new post

  3. This is AMAZING! I've had such a bad day today this has put me in the most fantastic mood :) Going to re-read again when I wake up.
    Thank you x

  4. Oh Emily I'm so glad it could bring you some smiles :) I think its actually the best kind of thing to read on an off day. We're all human and we all go through shit things but there are lessons to be learnt xo

  5. That is so true! I read all of those thinking yeah, it's amazing how much we forget them! I'm always under the impression that our body is like our car, it just gets you about and is used as our vehicle, but so much else is forgotten. Great post! I would love it if you could check out my post I made this morning on jewellery :) :)


  6. Hi dear, thanks so much for this post, I read each point and found myself agreeing to everything. So true that there are no mistakes but rather lessons. I have realized there is still so much more that life has to teach me :)

  7. Great thoughts, its so true! Love the post


  8. This is fabulous and exactly what I needed to read today :) xoxo

  9. Wow!Interesting article and this photos it´s amazing!I like it!
    xoxo T.

  10. This is so cool! I definitely need to learn to trust myself more. Thanks for sharing!


  11. Ohh I love this list.

    Great things to keep in mind.

    TheStylist LA

  12. What a beautiful post, so inspiring. I think I will print this out to stick in my room! xx

  13. I love this post! It's very inspiring. We all have those days!


  14. this is so inspiring and encouraging! Makes me feel alive and hopeful!:)

  15. I am in that place where it feels like nothings going my way. I like this list, thanks for sharing! xoxo

  16. great post, very nice rules! thank you for sharing with us!!!!

  17. such a wonderful post - clearly needed it this morning, so thanks!


  18. Number seven is quite poignant!


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