Friday, July 14, 2017

Ten Cardinal Rules for Good Behavior

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living  with Nature School on Blog
(Article based on a quotation on Behavior by Thomas Jefferson)

Lesson: You may use this article for self-examination.  Give yourself a score in each item using the Likert Scale: 5 Very Good, 4 Good, 3 Fair. 2 Poor. and 1 Very Poor.  Get the total score and divide it by 5 to get the average.  What is General Average? What are your strong points? Your weak ones? Try this with your friends, in school, at home.  
1  1.   Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Avoid the “Manana habit.”

2.    Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
Be independent, don’t depend on others unnecessarily.

3.    Never spend your money before you have it.
Frugality is a virtue; thrift its twin.

4.    Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap.
Keep your money instead. Avoid impulse buying.

5.    Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
False pride really hurts most no other than the bearer.

6.    We seldom repent having eaten too little.
More people die of excessive eating that leads to illnesses and obesity.

7.    Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
Whatever  you decided and did is all yours to bear its consequences.

8.    How much pain the evils have cost us that have never happened.
Anxiety adds unnecessary burden to reality with a heavy price to bear.  

9.    Take things always by the smooth handle.
“Take it by the horn,” is real test, but not in everything we do.

10. When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.
Spur of the moment steals good judgment. Always remember AJA (Analysis, Judgement, Action, in this order.)

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Wikipedia

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