Back in 2008 I ran across a blog post that I have reread occasionally. The post is, “12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk” by Leo Babauta. Click on it and read it, and if you are getting older like me, you will note that the older we get the more we follow the 12 rules, but not out of desire or choice. We follow them out of necessity. The rules become more descriptive as we age and become more like the norm as we age.