Instructions for Life

Instructions for Life

Here are 25 personal favorites from “Life’s Little Instruction Book,” by Jackson Brown and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • Remember the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions.
  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
  • Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
  • When you say, “I love you,” mean it. When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
  • Do not judge people by their relatives.
  • When you lose, do not lose the lesson.
  • Learn the rules, and then break some.
  • Open your arms to change, but do not let go of your values.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • When someone asks you a question, you don’t want to answer, smile, and ask, why do you want to know?
  • Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
  • In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Do not bring up the past.
  • A loving atmosphere in your home is important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home?
  • Spend some time alone.
  • Do not trust a lover who does not close their eyes when you kiss them.
  • Once a year, go some place you have never been before.
  • Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
  • Talk slow but think quickly.
  • When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you will get to enjoy it a second time.
  • Read more books and watch less TV.
  • Mind your own business.
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
  • Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
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