In organizing my desk I came across these rules. They were written by my friend, Allan Cobb in 1986. I thought you might enjoy them.
Cobb's Rules for Playing the Game of Life:
1. Thou shalt play the game.
2. Thou shalt not necessarily be told the rules.
3. To enjoy is optional.
4. You have been given everything you need.
5. It is not their fault.
6a. There are only two players.
6b. There is only one player.
7. There are more rules. (Some rules are subject to change.)
8. There are no rules of thumb.
9. You cannot take it back.
10. . . . the more you want . . . (Put whatever you want in place of the dots before and/or after the phrase -- the more you want. )
11. You can't lose.
12. Spelling counts.
Allen is not sure if these following rules deserve to be included but here they are:
13. The fruit of your actions may not fall from the tree you planted.
14. The fat lady has left the building.
Needless to say, some of these perversely insightful rules beg commentary. If you have questions on any one of them, I'll see if I can get Allen to offer an explanation.