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>This is what The Dalai Lama has to say on the millennium, which begins >01/01/2001. >All it takes is a few seconds to read and think about. > >Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama: > >1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great >risk. > >2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson. > >3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self,respect for others, responsibility >for all your actions. > >4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke >of luck. > >5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. > >6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship. > >7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct >it. > >8. Spend some time alone every day. > >9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. > >10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. > >11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, >you'll be able to enjoy it a second time. > >12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life. > >13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. >Don't bring up the past. > >14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve inmortality. > >15. Be gentle with the earth. > >16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before. > >17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each >other exceeds your need for each other. > >18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. > >19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. >