As a little girl, my mom always taught me that I could be whatever I dreamt of being. She taught me to speak up for myself and to have confidence in what I I brought to the table and to let my gifts and talents shine.

She knew that to be successful, fulfilled and happy as an adult woman, I would need to learn to exist and overcome many female directed rules that had been formed by society. I've tried to instill the same unwavering confidence in my own girls.

Whether it be my little sister, daughters, my nieces, or my granddaughter, I have tried to show them that there are no rules. We are not the same women as in generations before us. We are free to express ourselves, make our own choices, captain out own lives.

At this moment in time, we have more freedom than we have ever had and it is exciting to watch the women in my family and the women around me achieve great things without fear of being judged for our decisions.

Sadly, we are still not as free to live without judgement as men, but slowly but surely, we are getting there.

Even, though we are trying to teach our girls that there are no rules, the same mentality that men have had since day one of human existence, there are some rules we, as women, need to follow. Rules that will help us be all that we can be.

It's going to sound funny, but I saw these rules listed on a Facebook group that I belong to called Easy Recipes. If that doesn't sound like your great-grandmas Facebook group, I don't know what does. LOL

One of the administrators on the page, Mustapha Chakik, made this post with rules to teach your daughters that is the essence of what it means to be a women. Really, what it means to be a good human. Your boys would do well to follow these rules too.

36 Rules To Teach Your Daughter

Even though we are trying to teach our daughters that there are no rules, there are still some positive and important rules they need to follow.

10 Totally Wrong Assumptions We Had as Kids About How Things Work

I saw a question on Ask Reddit recently from user u/BlackbuckDeer that asked, what wrong assumptions we had as kids about how things work. I knew my answer instantly. When I was a kid, I thought the music played on the radio was done by the artists themselves sitting in the studio. I imagined a long line of artists twisting and turning their way down the hallways of the station waiting their turn to come on and play. I don't think that's what led to me being interested in a career in radio, but having now worked in the business for over 20 years and knowing how the songs get played, looking back on that thought makes me laugh a little bit. I figured if I had a thought like that, you probably did too. So, I put the question on Facebook. The responses were not only great, but when you think about it like a kid would, they all made perfect sense.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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