Tolstoy's "10 Rules of Life"
Posted by dorian 8 years ago
For happiness-project purposes, Tolstoy is particularly fascinating -- both because he wrote so extensively about happiness and because he made and broke so many resolutions himself. Spectacularly... Tolstoy wrote these rules when he was eighteen years old:  
Get up early (five o'clock)  
Go to bed early (nine to ten o'clock)  
Eat little and avoid sweets  
Try to do everything by yourself  
Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a goal for every month, a goal for every week, a goal for every day, a goal for every hour and for evry minute, and sacrifice the lesser goal to the greater  
Keep away from women  
Kill desire by work  
Be good, but try to let no one know it  
Always live less expensively than you might  
Change nothing in your style of living even if you become ten times richer  
well, my lifestyle is just the opposite