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What is the greatest lesson you learned?

Asked by ltoban (106points) 1 week ago

Each one, teach one. Everyone has a life lesson that helped them become a better person. What was the lesson that taught you “something new” – “something you didn’t know?”

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gondwanalon's avatar

In the 4th grade I suddenly could see the relationship of cause and effect.

I realized it was easier to work hard and do good the it was to be lazy and do bad.

Pretty sure that that realization saved my life.

I went from being a very bad student and always getting in a lot trouble (I lied, cheated and stole) to being a good kid and a good student. I’m not sure how I got such an insight. My 4th grade teacher (Mrs. Buttler), learning about Jesus, or a man who told me that I need to pull myself up by my bootstraps. Could all of the above or something else.

KNOWITALL's avatar

That it doesn’t matter in the slightest what anyone else thinks of you or your life choices, if you’re living your best life.

rebbel's avatar

Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.

Caravanfan's avatar

You won’t change anybody’s mind on the internet.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Living out of the closet is far easier than in.

dabbler's avatar

Make no assumption.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Caravan Not true. I have got a flu shot for the last couple years since you explained it logically. And I’ve repeated your brick in the wall analogy to convince others. :)

Kardamom's avatar

One person’s idea of what is good, and just, and helpful, is another person’s idea if what is terrible, and unfair, and dangerous.

zenvelo's avatar

There is absolutely nothing at all that can get better if I have alcohol.

Caravanfan's avatar

@knowitall I forgot about that! You made my day, thanks! :-)

Stache's avatar

The only person you can trust is yourself.

ragingloli's avatar

Shooting someone in the back is the safest way.

kritiper's avatar

When I was 23 I realized that I might never get married, and that I had better get used to the idea.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Give free instead of not at all.

2davidc8's avatar

There’s no free lunch. Someone has to pay for it.

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