Here We Go Again

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In my last post, I mentioned my life’s rules and just yesterday, I received a forward from a friend titled “Life’s Little Instruction Book”. Now, I don’t know how popular this forward is or if everyone knows about it but I thought I would share some of the points. My comments are in italics.

Points that I agree with and practice:

  • Always accept an outstretched hand.
  • Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
  • Give people a second chance, but not a third.
  • Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the caller’s.
  • Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
  • When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go. – Of course, otherwise it gets awkward.
  • Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you. – Absolutely
  • Once in a while, take the scenic route. – I do this as often as possible.
  • Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
  • Wave at the children on a school bus.

Points that I don’t agree with or can’t practice:

  • Whistle. – I’ve tried, I can’t.
  • Avoid sarcastic remarks. – Oh come on, I might as well stop talking altogether.
  • Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have. – I think false hope is just not worth it.
  • When playing games with children, let them win. – Why? Nobody let me win when I was a kid.
  • Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born. – Not gonna happen.
  • Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them. – Its difficult for some people.

Points that are very interesting or I might want to try:

  • Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
  • Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. – I think I might be that already.
  • Begin each day with some of your favorite music. – I try to.
  • Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.- I know I should but some people themselves make it hard to respect them
  • Become someone’s hero. – Who knows, I might already be someone’s hero.

Moving on, I’m sure everyone must have heard those people on TV going all nuts about the new superman movie. Apparently, they would explode into thousand pieces of Kryptonite if they see anyone other than Christopher Reeve playing the title role. I mean, it’s been a long time since then and I didn’t see any of those movies so who cares! I saw Superman Returns last Saturday and it was pretty good. I honestly never expected it to be that good given all the okayish reviews. Brandon Routh is excellent as Superman. There’s James Marsden aka Cyclops in the movie too. Kate Bosworth though is not very good. She looks more like an overworked mother than a fiery journalist. Or maybe I’m too used to watching Teri Hatcher play Lois Lane. But the movie was awesome. It made me take a superhero seriously for the first time and that’s not a joke even though I am laughing and it sounds totally ridiculous.