I’m hoping you can help me. I’d like to find the creator of the piece below. I’ve Googled every way I know how and I’ve struck out time after time.
After a talk I delivered in Minneapolis last month, one of the audience members approached me and handed me a piece of paper. He simply said, “A friend of mine gave me this and I thought you might like it.”
That’s it. No attribution. No author listed. No idea where it came from.
The reason I want to know who wrote it is that I like it. I don’t agree with everything, but that’s why I like it. Somebody was willing to commit – to create list of laws – and then share it. That takes guts.
And so I’d like you to do three things after reading the list below:
1. Help me find the author.
2. Decide whether you agree with the laws – and send me your thoughts.
3. Consider your own philosophies. What do you believe so strongly that you’d be willing to call a law?
The 8 Laws of Human Behavior
1. People do things for their own reasons, not ours!
2. People do not change their minds; they make new decisions based on new information.
3. People make decisions based on emotion, justify with facts.
4. People want to be part of something larger than themselves.
5. People accept recognition, avoid accountability.
6. People want to be treated as unique or special.
7. People want to feel in control of their life.
8. People want to know why they should do something rather than how to do it.