Edward Hoare,

The Brazilian Rules of Life

Lessons learnt after learning a new language, leaving home and living in Brazil from 1968-1971

IF YOU DON’T ASK YOU DON’T GET.

BE GOOD, DO GOOD, THINK GOOD, TRY HARD.

(Must be positive and aim high)

Be completely honest to your set of values.

(Important – this one is non-judgemental and helps to settle thinking about things that matter)

YOUR MAIN PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO GIVE TO FUTURE GENERATIONS OF INHERITORS OF THE EARTH.

(You are here to give)

EVERY NIGHT BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP IF YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TOES, YOUR EYES, THE ABILITY TO HEAR AND TASTE, AND YOU’RE GENERALLY IN ONE PIECE (AND THOSE AROUND YOU TOO) – BE THANKFUL.

(Every day you get away with it – marvellous)

NEVER EXPECT ANYTHING BACK FROM ANYONE EVER.

(If something does come back it’s a pleasant surprise)

YOU NEVER KNOW IF A VOLCANO IS GOING TO EXPLODE AND GIVE THE WORLD A 5,000 YEAR NIGHT – SO LIVE EVERY DAY AS IF IT IS YOUR LAST.

(You can never know what’s coming out of tomorrow)

LISTEN.

(If you can’t do that…)

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