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Alright. Well instructions tell us how to do things. We can either follow instructions or ignore them. However, ignoring instructions doesn’t usually end well.
By Miryiah on 07.21.2012
Life happens when you don’t follow instructions, but create the instructions yourself. Don’t follow others, but create your own path.
Don’t be born an original, but die a copy.
Live life, like how it should be lived.
By Nothing on 07.21.2012
They are really just suggestions. Nobody follows them once they are out of elementary school. It is almost ironic to read the instructions. Reading them makes us feel stupid. We all think we are smarter than we are.
By Shannon Lawly on 07.21.2012
She glanced over to Michael, he was reading the instructions to set up the TV Unit. He thought he was pretty good at these sorts of things – because he’s a man. But he might as well be a woman.
By JaydKiarra URL on 07.21.2012
Well, we follow instructions. Don’t we? I mean, we do most of the time, and if we don’t follow instructions, it doesn’t usually end well. Instructions are there for a reason. They’re there to guide us, aren’t they?
By Miryiah URL on 07.21.2012
“Dave!!! Dave where are the freakin’ instructions!?” I screamed
The microwave wouldn’t turn off, and it’s an autolock that stays locked when something is cooking. I had accidentally left my spoon in my tea-cup when I put it in the microwave and the mini fireworks were beginning to really scare me.
“Ann, back away now, it’s going to explode. ANN!!”
He came too late. Pain, so much pain.
By Gaia Serene URL on 07.21.2012
They weren’t hard to follow after I deciphered his scratchy handwriting. He gave me a sympathetic smile and my hand a reassuring squeeze.
“It’s for the best.”
I nodded numbly, but my grip tightened around the list of instructions he had written me, crumpling it.
“I’ll be ok, alright?”
I look directly at him and whisper, “I don’t believe you.”
By WearyWater URL on 07.21.2012
I don’t follow instructions. I mean, I try to pay attention to them but my mind wanders to better ideas. Why listen to something I am supposed to do when I could be doing something I want to do instead? When they are in a manual, I don’t read them and when they are on a box, I still don’t.
By Renee on 07.21.2012
Instructions are useful things. Without instructions, no one would know how to do much of anything. But instructions do not leave much room for imagination. Some people do not follow instructions. These people are either the people who get things done, or the people who fail. But if we didn’t have instructions, where would the basis for our learning come from. So many things we would not know how to do. Of course, instructions can be both good and bad. Bad instructions just end in failure. They ruin everything.
By Avery URL on 07.21.2012
i sit on the chair,just staring at my table.there’s a book, full of instructions on it. i didn’t read it at all. i just, somehow, stare at it blankly.
By amanda URL on 07.21.2012
There aren’t any instructions for life. I lament this. Left to my own devices, I idle. Stare at the ceiling at a loss for ways to entertain myself or better, to work productively. Eventually, I fall asleep, ashamed of my stillness.
By Ashi URL on 07.21.2012
Easy to follow but hard to understand.
I refuse to submit to someone else’s words. Let me write my own path. Let me learn. If I do not try and do, then this is not my work. It is the instruction’s.
By Estelle on 07.21.2012
Sergeant’s instructions were simple. Go into the village. Then, fire our guns at anyone we could see. Then, set the entire place ablaze. Dinner after the fire.
Simple instructions. Sickening instructions. And yet, my entire unit ate them up.
By Tyler G. URL on 07.21.2012
John squinted at the complicated assembly instructions for his go kart and tossed a sidelong glance toward the contraption his friend was hunched over.
“Hey, Dave,” he sighed wiping sweat from his forehead, “you remember that one night when we were 14 and we stayed up late drinking energy drinks, playing Mario Kart, and talking about ways for you to impress Kayla?”
“Yeah! Dude, that was forever ago!” Dave replied.
“And remember how we thought building and racing a real Mario Kart in the Woodland Hill’s annual competition would get her attention?” John continued.
“I still think it would. Her family always goes to that. And she always carries that Mario and Luigi key chain. And I think I overheard her and some friends talking about that one impossible Super Smash Bros. level with the Yoshis and that cliff thing.” Dave said.
“Hah! I knew that was why you called me to help you out with this monstrosity!” John laughed,
“Nooo! I am absolutely not basing my girlfriend catching strategies on a year old, 3 AM, caffeine laden conversation.”
They both laughed for a minute, remembering that conversation.
“Seriously, though.This is dumb, Dave.” John said throwing the instruction booklet down. “We’re a couple of video game geeks. Heck, up until an hour ago you didn’t know the difference between a wrench and a screw driver. But Kayla–she’s fine. Maybe she plays a video game now and then, but she’s in the book club and at the top of every English class. Heck, she probably reads Shakespeare for FUN on the weekends. I hate to burst your bubble man, but painting a go kart Luigi green and putting Mario decals on it isn’t going to get her to notice you. It’s going to take a lot more. You’ve got to learn her language to speak to her heart.”
Dave raised one eyebrow and laughed incredulously. “When did you become a freaking prophet? You just don’t know her like I do, man. My parents and hers are like best friends. I think this is gonna work, man. I’ve just got a good feeling about this.”
“Okay. I just don’t want you to get your wittle heart cwushed.” John said as he playfully punched his friend on the arm.
By khakicat URL on 07.21.2012
toys are made to children play everywhere around the world. in the box of the toy there are some instructions telling you how to use it, then youll have many forms to play and have fun!!
By julya on 07.21.2012
Instructions – outstructions – constructions-destructions-distructions-unstructions what are my structions…..
By iDave URL on 07.21.2012
People are so caught up in living up to expectations and pleasing others. Live life with no instructions. Pick your path, and follow it.
By Gabby B URL on 07.21.2012
They gave me instructions when i was in the hospital. A list of simple sounding instructions to do everytime i start to crack. These instructions sound easy when you read them, but when you’re in the heat of cracking… nothing is easy. I wish i was back there, but the instructions said to never come back.
By Rosey URL on 07.21.2012
I’ve already wrote about this word. I get instructions a lot. I got them in grade school, I get them in college. I’ll get them when I get a job. I’ll give them to me kids. I got them from my parents. They come on boxes. I read them every day. I might be lost without them. I dunno, I think I could find my way. Sometimes I skip over them. Sometimes I don’t listen
By Haley on 07.21.2012
putting things to gether, fixing things, tents, tables, craft kits. those are the things i think about when it comes to instructions. not sure why, but i guess its because all of them have step by step ways of doing things. also school for some reason…. teachers telling you how to do things.
By Rune on 07.21.2012
She hated reading these things. Too many steps. Too many words telling her what to do. Too much. She stared blankly out the window, her professor’s voice only a dull droning in the back of her mind. This is the last place she wanted to be. Well, second to last. The grey, dampened classroom was certainly an improvement from her dorm room and screaming roommate.
By Heather on 07.21.2012
instructions were always given first, always regarded first, always the ultimate test of intelligence, if that could be measured as a standard by observation. and yet we are pushed beyond them, to have them only as a guideline, and a stepping stool to create the world’s next brand of brand of genius.
By Deborah on 07.21.2012
Sometimes when I think about instructions I think about a manual a way for me to just go about what ever I need to do. Sadly though life isn’t like that, life doesn’t provide instructions to go about the things you do everyday. Actually now that i think about it life is all big how to do manual because the mistakes you make you learn from them and those mistakes are guide you. But should mistakes define your life?
By Jason URL on 07.21.2012
i don’t find it necessary at all. People should know what to do without being instructed.
By feven on 07.21.2012
the last time me and jake had to follow instructions it wasnt fun. it took like 2 hours to put our table and chairs together and jake was swearing up a storm and i was laughing haha. probably because he did all the work and i just handed him tools… im such a woman. and hes such a man. oh well :D thats how i like it i guessss
By lauren URL on 07.21.2012
the book held every instruction i needed. where to go, who to meet, what to do and why. it was a relief, knowing that i wouldn’t have to think about what to do, that i would just follow the lines on the page, like a route on a map to find my way home.
By kelsey on 07.21.2012
Whenever I have instructions on a homework assignment i dont read them like whats the point no one even cares. ive heard of teachers putting that you didnt have to do the assignment in the instructions but i never believed those stories because it just seems stupid. no teacher would actually do that that is a waste of paper so thats stupid. i dont like teachers that follow trends.
By Kendra on 07.21.2012
instructions…they’re restricting us. they constrict us. but they govern how we do things. keep things in order. we follow them because we want to keep things in the norm. listen to them.
By euree URL on 07.21.2012
And she smiled.
This would be simple. Just run to the docks and back. No further instructions.
So she ran, and smiled the entire time. Her heart raced, her smile was huge.
No wonder everyone loved her, she was kind.
By murflet URL on 07.21.2012
Instruction manual to being a good lover:
Always be present
Always be loving
Always be there
Always be strong
Always be sturdy
Always be thoughtful
Always be empathetic
Always be in love.
By Alexander URL on 07.21.2012
Instructions ensure safety. You will make it, or at least you should. It is guidance. Sometimes we need to stray from instructions, ever so slightly. We need to stray from safety and find the mysterious, unknown, lesser taken path. We must seek excitement, ever so slightly.
By Theodore Aretakis URL on 07.21.2012
Rebellion is an interesting thing. Humans seem to have a natural tendency of not wanting to obey. Tell someone not to look at something and they glance over surreptitiously. Tell someone not to touch and their fingers start itching. People never seem to want to listen to instructions, so what do we do?
By airavenclaw on 07.21.2012
things that tell us what to do. every minute, every second. expectations, goals, dreams, hopes. how we get there, what we do once we’re there, what we do after we lose it, how we get them back. instructions for everything, for everyone.
By Sunny Patel URL on 07.21.2012
i like instructions because they tell me what to do when I don’t know what to do with myself. They are good guidelines for life. They get you places. It is always right to follow instructions. They keep you out of shit.
By Katryn on 07.21.2012
The instructions for the TV stand were written in Chinese. The English language translation was more confusing than the original. I guess I will have to wing it.
By Roseanne Salyer on 07.21.2012
The instructions were written in fine black ink on a card in a small, locked box, tucked away in a drawer somewhere in the study. She had nearly forgotten about them. Years had passed, she had moved on.
By Amelia on 07.21.2012
Instructions give us guidelines, a path to follow so that whatever we’re trying to do can be enjoyed by everyone because this is the way that people before us have done and it worked for them. It also puts restrictions on our consciousness that make us want to explore our curiosities.
By Viola URL on 07.21.2012
she opened the box to see the following blank page waiting for her. “Instructions” it was titled. Swallowing her nerves, she unfolded the page and read the words.
“There will be no going back.” was the first phrase. How she felt about that she wasn’t sure, but the stone was calling to her just like those little red pills.
By Wallis URL on 07.21.2012
Instructions are the rules and guidelines do what you need to do. I’m not really sure if that’s the one word I’m suppose to write about. What is this? Seriously? My girlfriend led me to this website and I’m writing about the word “instructions”…oh well lol. This was fun. Instructions are good.
By Kevin on 07.21.2012
But I couldn’t tell her how to do this. I had no instructions for her but still, she begged for me to show her the way. So I took her down wrong streets, through dark alleyways and up rickety staircases. And there, only after irrefutably losing herself, did she find her heart.
By emlex URL on 07.21.2012