Erika Ehrli Cabral

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Be gentle with the alarm clock and your computer keyboard

I have a new virtual friend from India, his name is Imtiyaz Mubarak and he shared with me the "modern interpretation" of the Dalai Lama's Instructions for the Millenium. I wrote a blog entry about this topic recently (Share your knowledge, it's a way to achieve immortality) and I am very surprised to see that people liked to find a piece of wisdom between technical stuff. So today, just to share some laughs and modern wisdom with you, I am sharing with everybody what Imitiyaz sent me:

Instructions for Life in the New Millennium From the Dalai Lama
In red, a similar instruction for “Everyday Reality”

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
· Take into account that great amounts of ice cream and great amounts of pizza may make your cardiologist rich but for you they involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
· When you lose weight, don't give away your old clothes. You will need them down the road.

3. Follow the three : Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions.
· Follow the three : Respect for Habanero pepper sauce, respect for flashing blue/red lights, responsibility for all the voice-mail messages you leave.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Remember that someone losing your e-mail address is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
· Learn the rules so you can wait until the last moment to take care of things.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
· Don't let a little remote control unit injure a great friendship or marriage.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
· When you realize you've made a mistake, immediately hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

8. Spend some time alone every day.
· Spend some time away from your cell phone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
· Open your arms to carry the case of beer, but don't let go of your cart with the snacks for the big game.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
· Remember that being silent in a bar is always the best way to keep from getting punched in the nose.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
· Eat good, honorable deserts. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to order them a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
· An efficient house cleaning service is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
· In disagreements with your food server, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the tip. Just ask to see the manager.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
· Share your recipes. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.
· Be gentle with the alarm clock and your computer keyboard.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
· Once a year, go to every place where you bought a membership.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
· Remember that the best relationship with your proctologist is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
· Judge the success of your diet against what you had to give up eating and drinking.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
· Approach open elevators and open parking places with reckless abandon.

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