20 Rules Of Life Written By a Japanese Samurai 400 Years Ago


1. LEARN TO ACCEPT LIFE AS IT COMES

2. ABANDON ANY OBSESSION TO ACHIEVE PLEASURE

3. DO NOT ACT ON AN IMPULSIVE EMOTION

4. DO NOT OBSESS OVER YOURSELF

5. NEVER ALLOW JEALOUSY TO RULE YOUR LIFE

6. ABANDON ATTACHMENT TO DESIRE

7. NEVER LIVE IN REGRET

8. DO NOT DWELL ON A SAD SEPARATION

9. COMPLAINING SHOULD HAVE NO PLACE IN YOUR LIFE

10. DON’T LET LUST RULE YOUR LIFE

11. KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN

12. DON’T BE A SLAVE TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS

13. LEARN NOT TO BE GLUTTONOUS

14. ABANDON POSSESSIONS IN FAVOR OF MINIMALISM

15. DO NOT BELIEVE SOMETHING JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE TOLD TO

16. RESPECT THE GODS, BUT DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THEIR GUIDANCE

17. HAVE NO FEAR OF DYING

18. DO NOT USE WEAPONRY UNLESS IT IS NECESSARY

19. DO NOT PUT PRESSURE ON RETIRING WITH RICHES

20. ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR HONOR

 


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