At some point, we wake up, whether early on, midway through, or late into life, and realize what we’ve signed up for.
In this singular (and at times singularly unpleasant) “aha” moment, we realize that “life”, regardless of whatever definition or outcome we may have attached to it, is really nothing more than a lifelong chance to learn lessons.
This is probably why – almost certainly why – the anonymous author of “Rules for Being Human” devotes nearly one-half of the 10 short rules that make up the treatise to the process of learning lessons.
We may not have control over the fact that we will always be learning, but we for sure can decide what our attitude towards the global classroom will be.
The author examines learning lessons from every angle – from liking them to not liking them, from learning them to not learning them, and everything in between.
Rule #2 states:
You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time information school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think they are irrelevant or stupid.
Talk about telling it like it is.