Individual Rules

Our Creative and Parental world views are unique to each of us, framing our journey of perception, what we’ll see, and what we refuse to see, the paths we understand and those we can’t comprehend.

All 18 characters in The Rules of Life series have unique Rules framing their journey through life, like we do.  They fight to the bitter end to protect them, to prove their Rules truer over another’s, blind to how their Rules sabotage their thoughts, faith in themselves to create the life of their dreams.

But as Kathryn believes, there’s always hope.  The Creative Voice within knows all the answers.  She’s just having problems with the volume dial. Kathryn Winslow is me, loosely veiled.  These are Kathryn’s, my Rules:

My Creative World View, straight from birth canal to say, age 2 or age 4:

  1. Look at all the sparkly things, I want some too!
  2. Be nice.
  3. The sun always comes out (So wear those rose-colored glasses, because baby, this place is bright!)

My Parental World View were taught from the earliest signs of cognition:

  1. There are no guarantees. In other words, hold on sister, this is one hell of a ride. You need a degree to secure a steady job with excellent benefits … (so you never return was always just implied).
  2. Life isn’t a fairytale. People who believe those miracle stories are suckers who can’t handle the truth of their drab existence and unexceptional selves so they live in some ‘other world’. Don’t waste your time. It belittles your intelligence.
  3. Women don’t need men. Men want to use you. Women are baggage to be towed and opened occasionally. All sexual innuendos intended.
  4. Be happy with what you’re given. Don’t want for more, it’s greedy and will lead to disappointment. See PWV #2.
  5. Don’t make mountains out of molehills. You’re small in this world and well frankly, not important. Special roles are reserved for exceptional people and you’re not one of them. See PWV number 1 and 6 for detail. And finally,
  6. Life is difficult and then you die. Survival is the only measure of success in this game; those worried about happiness are simply delusional.

So what might your Rules be?