Important Rules to Remember

These are just some of those rules that can help you if you know how to use them properly.

People Are Stupid.

People will believe a lie because they want it to be true. Also, people will believe a lie because they are afraid it might be true.

A more harmless example would be that if you bought a lotto ticket, but missed the drawing, and I saw the drawing, and I told them that the winning numbers were your numbers, you would likely believe me because you want it to be true. Or to use the other end of it, if a friend was traveling through really bad weather to visit us, and the phone rang, and you told me that the call was from the friend, and they had gotten into a really bad accident, I would likely believe you because I was afraid that it could be true.

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.

This is another way to say that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

An example of this, would be that if you and two friends were sight seeing at the Grand Canyon, and your friends, being the guys that they are, start wrestling around right near the edge, and ultimately end up hanging precariously on the edge right next to each other. You grab both of their hands at once, but lacking the strength to pull them both up, they're collective weight pulls you down with them, and all three of you fall to your death.

That's what makes this a difficult rule to use-- you aren't likely to know your violating it until it's too late.

Passion Rules Reason.

In the heat of the moment, our hearts (emotion) will cause you to forget how to properly think through a situation.

For this one, I'm going to use a quote from Larry the Cable Guy: "I believe that guns don't kill people, husbands that come home early do."

There is healing in sincere forgiveness.

it's healing of the soul. In the forgiveness you receive, but more so in the forgiveness you give.

Has someone ever wronged you? Nothing small, but really wronged you, like, stuff that could cause a brothers to think of each other as dead. Or people who were best friends for years to just end the friendship. If you don't let go and forgive, it will eat away at your soul, and ultimately affect the rest of your life. Once you do, it will feel as if the weight of the world is gone from your shoulders.

Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.

Another way to say that Actions speak louder than words. Don't take someone's word for granted.

No example needed.

Life is the future, not the past.

Don't focus on the past, focus on the here and now while making preparations for the future.

You can't walk through life backwards, or you'll end up tripping.