Number 16 presents five guidelines to help you cope with the vicissitudes and difficulties of life. Keep in mind that there are many more and that these are just a small sample.
FIVE GUIDELINES FOR LIVING
1. Groundhog Day is just a movie. There are no dress rehearsals in real life. Sometimes we are given chances to do better, but we can never go back in time and completely erase our original mistakes. What's done is done and we have to live with the past and move on. Time is not a renewable resource. That is why the wisest among us learn from the past, live in the present and prepare for the future.
2. To err is human, but there are many things we can do about our most egregious mistakes and shortcomings. We can acknowledge them, learn from them, apologize for them, atone for them and try not to repeat them. What we can't do or shouldn't do is pretend that they didn't happen.
3. Some mysteries are beyond human comprehension and human understanding. No one has an answer or an explanation for everything.
4. Try to look at all sides of an issue, even opinions you disagree with. That doesn't mean you have to change your mind. It just means you should not be so rigid as to refuse to give other views a thought, even those which are immoral and reprehensible to you It is worthwhile to ask yourself why some people hold such opinions. You should continually examine your own beliefs and those of others.
5. Try not to panic. In times of crisis, we always fare better when we remain calm and in control. Panicking never put out a fire.