ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Quality of Life & Wellness

My Basic Rules of Life

Updated on June 16, 2017
Source

Through the years (all 55 of them), I have experienced many things and have learned many lessons through personal experience and by watching others. There are a lot of these lessons that I try to live by day to day, but these are some of the most obvious:

1. Don’t wear sunglasses unless you need to wear sunglasses. Don’t wear them indoors or to try to look cool, you’ll just look like an idiot instead.

2. Don’t kill animals for sport.

3. When shaking hands, always look at the other person in the eye.

4. Never use the cruise control when it is raining.

5. Don’t do anything that you may have to lie about later.

6. Always help another in need as much as you possibly can, with whatever means you have available.

7. Be kind to strangers.

8. Say hello to people you pass while walking.

9. Be kind to animals. Take the time to pat a dog’s head.

10. Be a positive influence on a younger person.

11. Always do your best. Always try to do good works.

12. Always keep your word.

13. Treat others the way that you would like to be treated.

14. Give thanks to the Lord above for everything, good or bad.

15. Never do business with your employer.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • dotty1 profile image

      dotty1 6 years ago from In my world

      Great rules, I would only add something I read recently "Never Regret, if it was good, it was wonderfull. If it was bad, it was experience"

    • badegg profile image
      Author

      Del Banks 6 years ago from Southern Appalachians

      You are probably right, Larry. I have thought of things already! Thanks.

    • profile image

      Larry Wall 6 years ago

      I am sure you remember the book, "Everything I Know, I Learned in Kindergarten."

      Well, that is impossible, you can start, but you have to go through life to learn all the rules. I think your listing is great and probably by the time you are 60, you will have added to these rules.

      My addition would be, "Never assume you know everything, the ability to learn never ends."

      Great hub.

    • badegg profile image
      Author

      Del Banks 6 years ago from Southern Appalachians

      Thank you very much for you comments and kind words, Teaches12345.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Great rules to live by, badegg. The last one is the best, but I do believe in all of them as being important. And I would add to #4,"no texting" while driving! You are a wise man. Enjoyed the positive flow and advice of ths hub.

    • badegg profile image
      Author

      Del Banks 6 years ago from Southern Appalachians

      Thank you so much Sparklea!

    • Sparklea profile image

      Sparklea 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      Oh, these are SO GOOD! WONDERFUL! THANK YOU! You should send this list to newspapers all over the country! People need to read this! LOVE the one about the sunglasses! Every single one is SO appropriate. Being a passionate animal lover, I hate killing animals, birds, any living creature for sport. There is not one that I disagree with. I hope you spread this far and wide! Voted up, useful and awesome. Blessings Sparklea :)

    • profile image

      Feline Prophet 6 years ago

      Thanks for showing us that leading a good life is really that simple! :)

    • hoteltravel profile image

      hoteltravel 6 years ago from Thailand

      It looks as if you have listed my life rules. Two more and my list will be complete. Nothing is impossible. And, don't worry, be happy. Glad to find one more person with the same attitude towards sunglasses. Voted up.

    • SopranoRocks profile image

      SopranoRocks 6 years ago from Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA

      Very good rules. There are so many that we could not ever list them all! I agree about the treatment of animals. Hunting will never be a sport until the animals start firing back. Also, people who don't look me in the eye make me uncomfortable like they have something to hide or don't really care about anything I say. I have left a doctor to find another because he never looked me in the eye. In business of any kind, this shifty eye thing will do nothing for your business or your career.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)