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5 Golden Rules to Live By

Updated on April 18, 2018

What Is A Rule?

The word "rule" is a noun that is defined as a regulating principle or guide of conduct pertaining to the many different facets of life and to the world. Synonyms for this word include, and are not limited to: standard, regulate, and govern. This particular word can also be used as a verb, depending on the meaning to be portrayed. To rule, to govern, or to regulate is the usage of the word "rule" as a verb. Although both meanings of the word are still the exact same, although the meaning of the sentence changes depending on how the word is used. Rules are made to protect people from danger and to benefit them in a healthy and positive way. There have always been rules to follow, usually set by those who care and love us. Lately, rules have become corrupt and unjust, but that is a different topic.

The rules are usually enforced with consequences that follow right after rules have been broken. There are many different rules in every one's daily life that they must obey, or there can be serious consequences as a result. For example, speeding and obtaining an expensive speeding ticket. Children and even adults are subject to following rules.

Types of Rules

  • Law Rules - These rules are in terms of the laws all around regarding anything; like traffic and driving laws. These specific rules are usually paid by severe punishment if not followed sometimes resulting in fines or even jail time.
  • Government Rules - These special rules are used to regulate the government as well as other issues involving the government; the rule of law explains how the government makes decisions by applying known legal principles.
  • Business Rules - These regulations are put in place by corporations and businesses to ensure the safety and well being of their employees and to abide by higher rules and regulations; like safety procedures to avoid paying workman's compensation for injuries. There are many business rules to follow, like dress code as well as attendance standards.
  • Sports or Game Rules - These types of rules are meant for determining a sports game winner or varied places into such things as tournaments, or the winner to any game; like no roughing the kicker or only rolling the dice once on your turn. These rules for such games allow the object of the game to be fair for everyone, and equally allow everyone the chance to play and possibly win.

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5 Golden Rules to Live By

There are many different rules to follow throughout every person's life regarding many different topics about life. This hub is about 5 specific and unique rules to live by, called "the golden rules". This special set of rules pertains to the general topic of life and all of the inclusions life has to offer. These particular rules are often taught to everyone, by parents and schooling, as young children when they first begin to interact with one another. Many children and even adults have trouble following each one of the rules daily because sometimes the rules will be broken, no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes along with testing their boundaries. Following these golden rules daily will help to spread peace into your life and into the lives of those around you, while also helping everyone to develop a more positive attitude by making the right choices or at least striving to make the better choice each day. Following the rules and making the right choices will create more success and prosperity then disobedience and unruliness will in any one's life.

1. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin.

This is important for self-confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, and self-respect. Being comfortable with who you are and what you stand for is so important because this world is a cold and cruel place. Repeating loving and kind phrases to yourself throughout the day is not only a good habit to get into plus a great way to be comfortable with yourself. Repeating phrases such as "I am smart, beautiful, and strong" in the morning and through the day can also help alleviate stress, anxiety, and worry by boosting self-confidence and self-respect in a major way. This is one of the best golden rules to succeeding in life.

2. Live in the Moment.

It's useless and pointless to worry about tomorrow or yesterday. Living in the moment can cause feelings of adventurousness, excitement, and entertainment. This is not always true for certain aspects of life such as work and family, but living in the moment sometimes can break the monotony of the same-old-same-old. Instead of doing the same routine every weekend, why not take a spontaneous trip out of town. Instead of cooking dinner on a weeknight, go out to dinner at a fancy restaurant. Adding some change and spontaneity in a person's life could reduce regrets and other desires that are never fulfilled. Start a bucket list, then actually do those things! Live life, don't let it live you.

3. Always Trust Your Intuition.

The purest intuition, which is a voice deep down inside, is always right but can become clouded by emotions, fears, hurts, etc. which are usually partially or completely wrong. Intuition is a combined spirit, emotion, and logic to inform about right or wrong choices. This may be brought on by asking or not asking at all. For example, a woman may have an intuition that her man is faithful to her, but feels like he is unfaithful because of emotions. The difference between the brain and intuition is the brain is designed to remain safe and logical at all times. Intuition can be passionate about something never done before. Mediating for 5 to 10 minutes per day is a great way to connect with one's intuition to develop it and increase its presence.

4. Always Put Family First.

This is because one day they won't be there anymore or you won't be there for them anymore. A family is the most important because it is who a person is but also the legacy they leave behind. This is also the secret to a happy home and a happy marriage. By spending quality time and just by being there, this strengthens the bond plus reduces tension and future arguments. Alone time is important, but no one wants to die alone.

5. Less Talk, More Action.

There is so much talk about what people should do, need to do, and have to do but in the end, nothing ever gets done. Less talking and more action can lead to success, learning, and growing into a better and or different person. Actions do speak volumes when compared to just saying words. Life is too short to waste time sitting around and talking about things that matter when you can act upon it and actually make it happen. Don't let life just pass by as you talk about it, take action.

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© 2012 Cristale Adams


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    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      5 months ago from Florida

      Thank you!

    • swalia profile image

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Very nice rules to live by!

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for reading! This hub was meant to spread goodness and inspire people to think about their actions, past and future.

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      5 years ago

      Great hub! The world would be a happier place if more people followed the "Golden Rules" on a daily basis! Thanks for the reminder!

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much!

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      I loved the overall theme of this hub, it does come off at the beginning as a sort of textbook style of writing at first, and seems so rigid, but then it steer the reader a bit towards the more loose approach of expressing the 5 golden rules, but I think you added 6 of them, LOL.

      It's all good, and most of us I'm sure know of them very well, you definitely have a way with words, and I like your style of writing indeed.

      Cheers too awesome hub writing, I'm leaving you a message in your hubpages inbox. Chat with you soon,

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you. I tried to include many aspects.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great hub with nice pictures. Very nice and elaborate explanations.

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for the read of this new hub!

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. In the charity business one better be a master at the first 2.


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