We have laws everywhere. In addition to the 10 Commandments from the Bible (beneficial but mostly ignored by humankind of the 21st century), we have national laws, state laws, city laws, and many laws we have no idea exist.
If you are interested in such laws check out the 50 Craziest Laws From Around The United States.
In Alabama it’s illegal to drive blindfolded. In Kentucky a woman cannot marry the same man four times. In Nevada you cannot sit on sidewalks.
Through my adult life I have collected a few basic laws, too; laws I apply to my life.
- Parkinson’s Law – work expands to fill the time available
- Paranoia – if everyone is out to get you, paranoia is a good attitude to have
- Change – nothing improves without change
- Reality is not Perception – facts speak first, opinion speaks last
- Murphy’s Law – whatever can go wrong will go wrong
- Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan – getting things done requires doing
- Guilt Enslaves, Responsibility Liberates – take responsibility first
- Occam’s Razor – simplest full explanation often describes reality
There are more, of course. A look through Proverbs in the Bible will give you some that remain highly useful in the 21st century.
I like these.
- Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
- A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
- The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
- Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
- Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
- Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.
Yes, there are plenty of proverbs in Proverbs; always worth the time to read and reflect.