the second rule

we ready for number two?!

this would be the second rule
in the ’12 rules for life’ book i just finished –

– treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping –

something he points out is that people are way better
at taking care of their pets than they are themselves!

that really made me gasp.
and think.
yeah, i could be guilty of that for sure.

and again, he’s got this rule so packed with stuff, that i
don’t know where to start. so i’ll just clip a couple things
from the ending that i loved –

‘Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction.
These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might
appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable
pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the
individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself.
Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your
destination and articulate your Being. As the great 19th
century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche so brilliantly
noted, ‘He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.”‘

‘You could help direct the world, on its careening trajectory,
a bit more toward Heaven and bit more away from Hell.
Once having understood Hell, researched it, so to speak –
particularly your own individual Hell – you could decide
against going there or creating that. You could aim elsewhere.
you could, in fact, devote your life to this. That would give you
a Meaning with a capital M.’

so, okay.
let’s see.
we got – stand up straight with your shoulders back
treat yourself like someone you’re responsible for helping.

darn good stuff.
thank you dr. peterson!