While god may have handed down the Ten Commandments to the Israeli and, it’s usually accepted we should try and live our lives by them. Not all of us, whatever our religion, follow them for whatever reason. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have some sense of moral code to live our lives by based on these tenets. Especially as we all (well, mostly all) agree that, Thou Shalt Not Kill, should be up there in pole position.

So what rules do I try to live my life by? Good question.

First and foremost and in no particular order:

  • Do no harm
  • Be kind at all times
  • Ask yourself, is this helpful? Whatever this is
  • Don't put off difficult tasks
  • Face your fears and understand them
  • Try to learn new things
  • Try to set yourself realistic goals
  • Figure out your purpose
  • Think before you react
  • And always, always, listen first

Of course, this is just the basic list, there are more I could and have added over the years but, following these has been a good start. And you, what rules, if any, do you try to live your life by?

Inspired by Lou Plummer's Rules for Me post.