10 Rules for Life by Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier, an advocate for people with developmental disabilities who founded L’Arche, an international network of residential communities that champion the rights of their residents, offers his 10 rules for life:

  1. Accept the reality of your body
  2. Talk about your emotions and difficulties
  3. Don’t be afraid of not being successful
  4. In a relationship, take the time to ask: “How are you?”
  5. Stop looking at your phone. Be present!
  6. Ask people: “What is your story?”
  7. Be aware of your own story
  8. Stop prejudice: meet people
  9. Listen to your deepest desire and follow it
  10. Remember that you will die one day