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Instructions for life
« on: Sep 21, 2006, 19:19 »
I was wondering, why life doesn't come with a comprehensive instruction manual so you know how to deal with situations before you f**k up, and thus avoid these situations before they happen, So I googled it to find there are pages and pages of instructions (most from one source posted below) but the kids version is much better.

If its this easy then why are my instruction for life from MFI, For a different kit, in a different language and with some critcal peices missing?

Kid's Instructions on Life...

"Wear a hat when feeding seagulls."
- Rocky, age 9
"Sleep in your clothes so you'll be dressed in the morning."
- Stephanie, age 8
"Don't flush the john when your dad's in the shower."
- Lamar, age 10
"Never ask for anything that costs more than $5 when your parents are doing
taxes."
- Carrol, age 9
"Never bug a pregnant mom."
- Nicholas, age 11
"Don't ever be too full for dessert."
- Kelly, age 10
"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' don't answer him."
- Heather, age 16
"Never tell your mom her diet's not working."
- Michael, age 14
"Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a baseball bat."
- Joel, age 12
"When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she's on the
phone."
- Alyesha, age 13
"Never try to baptize a cat."
- Laura, age 13
"Never spit when on a roller coaster."
- Scott, age 11
"Never do pranks at a police station."
- Sam, age 10
"Beware of cafeteria food when it looks like it's moving."
- Rob, age 10
"Never tell your little brother that you're not going to do what your mom
told you to do."
- Hank, age 12
"Remember you're never too old to hold your father's hand."
- Molly, age 11
"Listen to your brain. It has lots of information."
- Chelsey, age 7
"Stay away from prunes."
- Randy, age 9
"Never dare your little brother to paint the family car."
- Phillip, age 13
"Forget the cake, go for the icing."
- Cynthia, age 8
"Remember the two places you are always welcome - church and Grandma's
house."
- Joanne, age 11
"When you want something expensive, ask your grandparents."
- Matthew, age 12


These are from a book called "Life's Little Instruction Book", by Jackson Brown and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

Memorize your favorite poem.

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
 
When you say, I love you, mean it.
 
When you say, I'm sorry, look the person in the eye.

Be engaged for at least six months before you get married.

Believe in love at first sight.
 
Never laugh at anyone's dreams.

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live completely.

In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

Don't judge people by their relatives.
 
Talk slow but think quick.

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, Why do you want to know?

Remember that great love and great acheivements involve great risk.

Call your family.

Say, Bless you, when someone sneezes.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Remember the three R's: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions.
 
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
 
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, his/her conversational skills will be as important as any other.

Spend some time alone.
 
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

Remeber that silence is sometimes the best answer.
 
Read more books and watch less TV.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.

A loving atmosphere in your home is important. Do all you can to creat a tranquil harmonious home.

In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

Read between the lines.

Share your knowledge. It's a way to acheive immortality.
 
Be gentle with the earth.

Never interrupt when you're being flattered.
 
Mind your own business.

Don't trust a lover who doesn't close their eyes when you kiss them.
 
Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

If you make a lot of money, put it to use while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.

Learn the rules, then break some.

Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
 
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Remember that your character is your destiny.
 
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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Re: Instructions for life
« Reply #1 on: Sep 27, 2006, 20:58 »
There's some good stuff there !



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