.Remember when you were studying to get your driver's license and the little handbook you had to learn for the driver's test? The booklet contained the rules of the road...all the things you needed to know to become a safe and courteous driver. Wouldn't it be great if life came with that same kind of guide? It would be the first book every little child learned to read. These rules would become ingrained in us and we would live them every day. But, alas, there is no such book. Humans have the Golden Rule and most religions have "laws" but the books that contain the details aren't universally read. And they can be a little difficult to understand and open to one's own interpretation. The book I'm thinking of would be simple, straighforwards, and issued to everyone on earth. My mother came up with something similar, back when I was growing up. Her rules on How to Behave in the Swamp are a combination of polite manners and moral codes on how to treat others. My little brother and I, along with all of our cousins, live each day by these rules. But even without a formal guide, it's pretty easy to come up with your own eight or ten guiding principles by which you live your life. And the first rule on everyone's list should be, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I mean, wouldn't it be great it that rule/law/code just came naturally to everyone? We'd all be in living in a far nicer world, that's for certain. You might want to spend a little time today contemplating what rules would be in your book, if you were to write the Rules of the Road for a Happy Journey Through Life. Happy driving!
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