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What is the most important thing you have learned in life?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (32719points) March 6th, 2017

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The most important thing I have learned in my life is to love myself. I wasn’t lucky enough to grow up in a family that allowed me to love myself from the start. It was a very long and difficult road to travel to self-love. I gained it 2 years ago, and it has altered everything I know about life. Everything. I can now truly give myself to everything I do in the day. I invest my whole self in everything I do. That wasn’t possible before.

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ragingloli's avatar

Trust is the first step to a dagger in your back.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

I can’t prioritize the most important things I’ve learned. Today, what comes to mind is that the fear of death just gets in the way of living.

filmfann's avatar

Self loathing.
If I can hate myself for the things I have done, I freely accept that I am not entitled to good things, and I understand that I may not receive what many feel they are owed.
I also agree that all the good things I am given are undeserved, which deepens the appreciation.
It also helps my Christian beliefs, in that I don’t deserve Heaven, and yet my savior forgives me.

Sneki95's avatar

^ was about to say the same, only slightly differently.

janbb's avatar

That most things that others do are not in reaction to me.

Patty_Melt's avatar

That it WON’T make me go blind.

Dixon's avatar

Hard times reveal your true friends.

flutherother's avatar

How damaging thoughtlessness can be.

Cruiser's avatar

Don’t trust anyone especially a partner.

flutherother's avatar

I take it you mean a business partner?

Cruiser's avatar

@flutherother ANY partner. My ex wife cheated on me and my biz partner stole from the company. @Hawaii_Jake I do agree with you about loving yourself first. Really good things begin to happen when you finally do.

ucme's avatar

That, contrary to my prior expectations, I am a fantastic father

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

That if you are bold then other people might think that they are at fault , and you can get away with stuff. Also food is a prority over stuff.

flutherother's avatar

Sorry to hear that @Cruiser

tinyfaery's avatar

Nothing lasts forever.

Cruiser's avatar

Thanks @flutherother The truly weird part of the partner thing was just a few months prior the old owner of the company paid me a visit and sat down and said…“I have never given you advice…but trust no one”! He was the one who dictated that my ex partner be partners in the first place!

cookieman's avatar

That this too shall pass, but waiting for the passing can really suck.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Not to allow myself to sweat the small stuff, and to accept things I cannot change.

Berserker's avatar

You want shit done, do it yourself.

cookieman's avatar

@Berserker: Also a good one.

jca's avatar

@Cruiser: Do you not trust your present wife?

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