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Post rules you've made up that simplify life.


Life rule #78:

If you ever find yourself concocting elaborate justifications for someone else's behavior, chances are you're projecting and this activity is not going to be beneficial to you (unless you're just trying to make yourself feel better).
 

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Rule # 93: Pointing out redundancy has always been, and continues to be quite futile.
 

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Rule#2: It's not worth going around being a dick to people. It's amazing how much you could get done with just a little bit of diplomacy. Life will suck if you spend it constantly trying to battle people. Life's about co-habitation- not winning at the expense of being destructive in the process.

Rule # 3: Remember to foster the relationships that are important to you. And be careful not to take these relationships for granted.

Rule #4: You are your actions. It's possible to redefine yourself. Your life is a constant creation.

Rule #5 Don't play the victim. If something unexpected happens, stop whining and do something about it.
 

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Rule 1: You can never truly "know" anyone entirely. Sooner or later someone you love will do something that disgusts you and someone who disgusts you will do something you love. Everyone has secrets and no one divulges all of them. If someone seems like Marry tapdancing Poppins and is practically perfect in every way, take that as a sign you don't know them well enough yet.

Rule 2: "If you want something done right, you need to do it yourself" is a cliche, but it's a true cliche. And every time you ignore it, you will be painfully reminded of how true it is.

Rule 3: A foolish fighter is a hero. A smart fighter is hero at times and a coward at others. A wise fighter knows which time is which.

Rule 4: If you are assigned a group project, by fate, necromancy, the throwing of chicken bones, and star patterns, you will be teamed up with the biggest useless fuck-ups in the entire class.

Rule 5: Self-interest =/= selfishness

Rule 6: Never trust a man in jean shorts

Rule 7: At any given time, you are, at best, half as smart as you think you are

Rule 8: "Charming" "funny" "smart" and "witty" are not descriptions you get to give yourself. Other people have to give you them based off of their perceptions of you.

Rule 9: You can never know people's perceptions of you and therefore they aren't worth appealing to.

Rule 10: Not everyone likes everyone else. Not everyone is meant to be friends. If you've never had at least one person outwardly and openly hate you, you probably have boring opinions, or worse, none at all.

Rule 69: If you have a problem with the way I do shit, you can suck it.
 

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I'm surprised no-one so far has tried to state the liar's paradox in the form of some rule.
I'll go you one better and do a Godel rule:

Rule #1: Don't make up rules.
 

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1) You can't make everyone happy. The harder you try, the bigger your migraine.
2) You can only do what you can do.
3) Your expectations are your own and no one else's.
4) Tootie got the least amount of screen time. (Oops wrong thread).
 
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