Thursday 20 June 2024

A little Harpo wisdom - Joan Lennon

Harpo Marx Family Rules
1Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it with some good, hard work. This is one price that will never be marked down.
2You can work at whatever you want to as long as you do it as well as you can and clean up afterwards and you're at the table at mealtime and in bed at bedtime.
3Respect what the others do. Respect Dad's harp, Mom's paints, Billy's piano, Alex's set of tools, Jimmy's designs, and Minnie's menagerie.
4If anything makes you sore, come out with it. Maybe the rest of us are itching for a fight, too.
5If anything strikes you as funny, out with that, too. Let's all the rest of us have a laugh.
6If you have an impulse to do something that you're not sure is right, go ahead and do it. Take a chance. Chances are, if you don't you'll regret it - unless you break the rules about mealtime and bedtime, in which case you'll sure as hell regret it.
7If it's a question of whether to do what's fun or what is supposed to be good for you, and nobody is hurt whichever you do, always do what's fun.
8If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world's against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.
9Don't worry about what other people think. The only person in the world important enough to conform to is yourself.
10Anybody who mistreats a pet or breaks a pool cue is docked a months pay.

(HarposPlace. com)

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Penny Dolan said...

Hush now. I'm choosing which Rule to implement first!

What a great post, Joan.

Joan Lennon said...

A wonderfully sideways man!