In this article, we present 10 laws of being human. These “laws” are what have enabled us to form alliances and defeat those who threaten our very existence.
Check out the 10 laws of being human that will change your life:
1. LIFE IS UNCERTAIN
Obstacles will present themselves – and sometimes during the most inconvenient periods of our life. We have three choices: go over, go through, or remain stagnant. Just remember that every uncertainty and obstacle is an opportunity to strengthen your character.
2. INNER STRENGTH CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Miyamoto Musashi, widely considered to be the greatest samurai warrior to ever lived, once said: “There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter, Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.”
Cultivating our inner strength is paramount to overcoming life’s obstacles.
3. RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY
It’s an evolutionary fact: human beings are social creatures. While every one of us possesses introverted, extroverted, or ambivert tendencies, we all require healthy relationships to make our way in this world.
All relationships are not created equal. We’ll love, hate/strongly dislike (it happens), accept, disavow, trust and distrust thousands of people through our lifetime. The important thing to remember is not to write people off because of someone else. We need each other.
4. LONELINESS AFFLICTS US ALL
By nature, some of us will feel more alone than others; but we all experience a sense of isolation at one point (often many points) during life. Every human that’s ever lived has had to go through times of loneliness, isolation, and despair.
If you wake up in the morning, it’s a gift – a victory. Although that day’s events may unfold into something terrible, at least you were given the opportunity to live another one. Give thanks for that day, and hope for a better tomorrow.
Personalities are different; therefore, people are different; therefore, people with different personalities will butt heads. The cool thing is that there’s someone out there waiting to be discovered; someone that you’ll completely vibe with. Chances are you’ve got some in your inner circle.
7. MESSING UP (AGAIN AND AGAIN) IS ASSURED
Anyone else think it’s hilarious that some people consider themselves perfect or nearly-perfect (see: narcissism or perfectionism). Admittedly, some of us have made egregious mistakes (including this writer). The important question to ask: did I learn something? Because you’re going to screw something up again – and have the opportunity to learn something, again.
8. LIFE CAN BE DOWNRIGHT UNFAIR
People we trusted will break that trust; people we love will disavow that love; people will lie, manipulate, steal, and deliberately attempt to inflict hurt. That’s life. Only a small part of life, but a part of life nonetheless. We’ll grow, we’ll adapt, we’ll become stronger. Because that’s what we do.
9. WE’LL EXPERIENCE A BROKEN HEART
Yes, that third-grade boyfriend or girlfriend that broke up with you on the playground counts (kind of). We date and have our heart broken; we marry and have our heart broken; someone passes, and we have our heart broken.
10. A PASSION IS OURS TO DO SOMETHING WITH
Okay, so maybe our childhood dream of becoming an astronaut didn’t quite pan out. But we believe that within each one of us is a passion waiting to be put to use in some way.
It doesn’t matter your age, education, income, or anything else. If you have a deeply-ingrained passion – no matter how elusive it may be – grab hold and make something of it.