Chérie Carter-Scott’s “10 Rules for Being Human,” from her 1998 book “If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules,” provides guiding principles for life and personal growth. These rules, often mistakenly attributed to ancient Sanskrit, cover various aspects of human experience, from accepting one’s body to continuous learning and self-reflection. The rules emphasize the importance of lessons, growth, and self-awareness in the journey of life.
- Acceptance of One’s Body: The first rule stresses that your body is yours for life, and it’s essential to accept it, whether you love or hate it.
- Life as Continuous Learning: Life is portrayed as an informal school where every day presents new lessons as part of one’s personal curriculum.
- Understanding Lessons and Growth: The rules highlight that there are no mistakes, only lessons to be learned, and growth is a process of trial and error.
- Repetition of Lessons: Lessons will be repeated in various forms until learned, allowing progression to new lessons.
- Self-Reflection and Responsibility: The rules encourage looking inward for answers and understanding that one’s life is a reflection of their actions and decisions.