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The Way of Walking Alone by Miyamoto Musashi

From his Book of Five Rings:
  • Accept everything just the way it is.
  • Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
  • Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
  • Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
  • Be detached from desire your whole life.
  • Do not regret what you have done.
  • Never be jealous.
  • Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
  • Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
  • Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
  • In all things, have no preferences.
  • Be indifferent to where you live.
  • Do not pursue the taste of good food.
  • Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
  • Do not act following customary beliefs.
  • Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
  • Do not fear death.
  • Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
  • Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
  • You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honor.
  • Never stray from the way.

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Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.[/IMG]
Edited your post .

As far as 'The Woman in my Life' is concerned, I've always looked to Love as the be all, end all. Worked so far. I have three really decent kids and a loving wife.

Interesting list though .
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Sounds like a list of regrets from a bitter old man.

Pity, because the one about regrets was actually the best one.
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