"The Game" was an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that featured the minor character of Ensign Robin Lefler, starring Ashley Judd in her screen debut. Lefler had a quirk that stood out to me when I first saw the episode. She had, over her short life, composed 102 personal 'laws' or aphorisms that reflected important lessons that she had learned. For example "You can only count on yourself" and "Never date a co-worker." The idea of codifying life's lessons has intrigued me every since that 1991 episode, but I've only recently begun putting it into action. Here are a couple of personal laws that I've developed so far:
When in doubt, keep your mouth shut.
Nothing is a greater contributor to success in life than popularity.
If you had a set of personal laws, what might some of them be?