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The rules of the game: too many!

1 Keep it under your hat

2 You’ll get older but not necessarily wiser

3 Accept what is done is done

4 Accept yourself

5 Know what counts and what doesn’t

6 Dedicate your life to something

7 Be flexible in your thinking

8 Take an interest in the outside world

9 Be on the side of the angels, not the beasts

10 Only dead fish swim with the stream

100 Rules of Life

100 Rules of Life

Think about the world's happiest, most contented, most fulfilled people..."How'd they get that way?" "Is it their genes? "No." Money? "Absolutely not."It's about the small choices they make, every day. Things you can do. Things you can change. It's about what "they" know and "you" can learn: The Rules of Life." Here they are: 100 personal, "practical" rules for dreaming, planning, living, loving, and overcoming even life's toughest adversities... For knowing what matters... learning from experience...using your intuition... changing what you can...de-stressing... staying younger...

52 Allow your partner the space to be themselves

53 Be nice

54 You want to do what?

55 Be the first to say sorry

56 Go that extra step in trying to please them

57 Always have someone – or something – that is pleased to see you

58 Know when to listen and when to act

59 Have a passion for your life together

60 Make sure your love making is making love

61 Keep talking

62 Respect privacy

63 Check you both have the same shared goals

64 Treat your partner better than your best friend

65 Contentment is a high aim

66 You don’t both have to have the same rules

91 Look at the long-term ramifications of what you do for a living

92 Be good at your job

93 Be aware of the damage you are doing

94 Be for the glory, not the degradation

95 Be part of the solution, not the problem

96 Check what history would say about you

97 Keep your eyes open at all times

98 Not everything can be green

99 Put something back

100 Find a new Rule every day – or occasionally at least 

22 Dress like today is important

23 Have a belief system

24 Have a little space for yourself each day

25 Have a plan

26 Have a sense of humour

27 Choose how you make your bed

28 Life can be a bit like advertising

29 Get used to stepping outside your comfort zone

30 Learn to ask questions

31 Have dignity

32 It’s OK to feel big emotions

33 Keep the faith

34 You’ll never understand everything

35 Know where true happiness comes from

36 Know when to let go – when to walk away

37 Look after yourself

38 Maintain good manners in all things

39 Prune your stuff frequently

40 Remember to touch base

11 Be the last to raise your voice

12 Be your own adviser

13 No fear, no surprise, no hesitation, no doubt

14 I wish I’d done that – and I will

15 Count to ten – or recite ‘Baa baa black sheep’

16 Change what you can change, let go of the rest

17 Aim to be the very best at everything you do – not second best

18 Don’t be afraid to dream

19 Don’t dwell on the past

20 Don’t live in the future

21 Get on with life – it’s whooshing past

67 If you are going to be a friend, be a good friend

68 Never be too busy for loved ones

69 Let your kids mess up for themselves – they don’t need any help from you

70 Have a little respect and forgiveness for your parents

71 Give your kids a break

72 Never lend money unless you are prepared to write it off

73 There are no bad children

74 Be up around people you love

75 Give your kids responsibilities

76 Your children need to fall out with you to leave home

77 Your kid will have friends you don’t like

78 Your role as a child

79 Your role as a parent

80 We’re all closer than you think

81 It doesn’t hurt to forgive

82 It doesn’t hurt to be helpful

83 Take pride in what we do collectively

84 What’s in it for them?

85 Hang out with positive people

86 Be generous with your time and information

87 Get involved

88 Keep the moral high ground

89 Have a plan for your career

90 Learn to see your community as part of a bigger picture

The Ten Commandments

Whoever takes the field, on the field of life, I mean, must be ready to accept its rules. Written or unwritten, they are there and must be accepted. Those who do not know them, do not accept them or oppose them, play out of the game. You may like it or not, but these hundred rules that the author of the book proposes can be useful. To tell the truth, I think there are too many. Ten may be enough: those of the Ten Commandments.

41 Draw the lines around yourself

42 Shop for quality, not price

43 It’s OK to worry, or to know how not to

44 Stay young

45 Throwing money at a problem doesn’t always work

46 Think for yourself

47 You are not in charge

48 Have something in your life that takes you out of yourself

49 Only the good feel guilty

50 If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all

51 Accept the differences, embrace what you have in common

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