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RULES FOR BEING A HUMAN BEING.

No one knows who wrote this thought-provoking list, which has been around for years and years, but we wanted to share it with you. Here are the ten rules for being a human being.   WOMEN - ORNATE, BEJEWELLED.

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works.”

4. A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you may go to the next lesson.

5. Learning does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. “There” is no better than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all of this.

– Unknown

THE POWER OF ONE.

UNUSUAL / POWER – OF ONE MAN

THE POWER OF ONE.

More than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began planting seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in India’s Assam region, the Asian Age reports.

It was 1979 and floods had washed a great number of snakes onto the sandbar. When Payeng — then only 16 — found them, they had all died.

“The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms,” Payeng told the Times Of India.

“It was carnage. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. They said nothing would grow there. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was painful, but I did it. There was nobody to help me,” he told the newspaper.

Now that once-barren sandbar is a sprawling 1,360 acre forest, home to several thousands of varieties of trees and an astounding diversity of wildlife — including birds, deer, apes, rhino, elephants and even tigers.

The forest, aptly called the “Molai woods” after its creator’s nickname, was single-handedly planted and cultivated by one man — Payeng, who is now 47.

According to the Asian Age, Payeng has dedicated his life to the upkeep and growth of the forest. Accepting a life of isolation, he started living alone on the sandbar as a teenager — spending his days tending the burgeoning plants.

Today, Payeng still lives in the forest. He shares a small hut with his wife and three children and makes a living selling cow and buffalo milk, OddityCentral.com reports.

According to the Assistant Conservator of Forests, Gunin Saikia, it is perhaps the world’s biggest forest in the middle of a river.

“We were surprised to find such a dense forest on the sandbar,” Saikia told the Times Of India, adding that officials in the region only learned of Payeng’s forest in 2008.

Finally, Payeng may get the help — and recognition — he deserves.

“Locals wanted to cut down the forest, but Payeng dared them to kill him instead. He treats the trees and animals like his own children. Seeing this, we, too, decided to pitch in,” Saikia said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/indian-man-jadav-molai-pa_n_1399930.html

5 UNBELIEVABLE BUT REAL-LIFE SUPER HUMANS

29.3.13

Most people would agree that in -18C weather, even wearing thermal clothing isn’t enough to shield you from the chilly air, but for Wim Hof, it’s just another day in paradise. That’s right, he’s just one of the many incredible real-life super humans you’ll read about today.

5. Ron White – Brain Athlete
Ron White was the USA Memory Champion in 2009 and 2010. He first began using memory techniques in 1991 when he attended a memory seminar at the age of 18. He then started in the memory field not as a competitor or out to break records.

SUPERHUMANS-RON WHITE SUPER MEMORY [VIDEO]

4. Salim Haini – The Eater
Salim Haini, also known as The Eater, discovered his digestive talents eight years ago during the Ramadan month of fasting and prayer, when he found the enormous meals he ate after sunset did little to satisfy his stomach. Since then his appetite has steadily grown.

3. Scott Flansburg – The Human Calculator
Scott Flansburg is an American mental calculator. Dubbed “The Human Calculator” by Regis Philbin, in 2001 he was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for speed of mentalcalculation. He is the annual host and ambassador for World Maths Day, and is a math educator and media personality.

2. Raj Mohan Nair – Electroman
Raj Mohan Nair, a super human from Kerala, India, can withstand large currents of electricity without any damage to his body. Normally, a fraction of one ampere could kill an average man, but Raj Mohan can conduct 10 ampere of current through his body.

1. Wim Hof – Iceman
Wim Hof is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed the Iceman for his ability to withstand extreme cold. He is considered a master of “Tummo” meditation and is the first individual to achieve scientific validity for this practice.

http://icantbelieveitblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/5-unbelievable-but-real-life-super.html