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What's the biggest lesson you've learned?

Asked by daytonamisticrip (4856points) August 11th, 2010

In your whole life what lesson have you learned that still sticks with you? What was the story behind learning this lesson?

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CMaz's avatar

Love yourself first.

The story behind it?
Helping others without helping myself first and getting hosed because of it. Did that twice, will not do it again.

Frenchfry's avatar

Treat others like you want to be treated.

mrentropy's avatar

You can’t change people.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

You can never be certain about anything and nothing is as it seems.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@mrentropy , do you think some people can make a full circle turn and change their ways or do you believe that no matter what happens we all keep our bad habits?

Jude's avatar

“You’re made of good stuff. You can do it.” – my Grandma

“You deserve just as much happiness as the next guy” – my Mom

daytonamisticrip's avatar

Deserve it but don’t always get it.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Most times parents DO know better!

BoBo1946's avatar

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
– Ben Hogan

janbb's avatar

I am still trying to learn that just because I want or expect someone to do something or act a certain way doesn’t mean that they will do so.

MoxieGal's avatar

That life isn’t always fair and that YOU are solely responsible for your own happiness. How do I know? I grew up poor and from an abused household, and yet I’ve still made something of myself. Am I where I want to be yet? No. Am I working on getting there? Yes. I try very hard to not have pity parties for myself. I take what life throws at me and keep on going. “I’ll get a break when I’m dead” :)

YARNLADY's avatar

Life has no meaning, what is, is.

Rarebear's avatar

That the chance that the bread will fall buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Keep trying.

Artistree's avatar

How to breath.

zophu's avatar

Most everybody. Almost every—single—one. Has no fucking clue what the fuck they are doing with themselves so don’t expect them to know what to do with you. Just find those who will work with you to figure things out and make yourselves as strong as possible in every way possible.

a lesson I’m still learning

ducky_dnl's avatar

That good things never last.

boffin's avatar

Never pass up a free lunch

BoBo1946's avatar

@Dutchess_III yes, never give up! Fight the good fight!

momnipotence's avatar

The Serenity Prayer pretty well sums it up.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

@ducky_dnl nothing gold can stay

mattbrowne's avatar

Sleep on it before you react to an angry email.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Find joy in the little things. At the end of the day, when you’re tempted to go through you list of woes, make a point to seriously count up all the good things that happened that day. I think it’s human nature to remember the bad, and forget the good. Don’t do that.

Sorry about that email, @mattbrowne! I thought the fact that you’re in a whole other day zone was the same as sleeping on it! I thought it was even BETTER than sleeping on it!

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