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I Have Learned Many Lessons In My Life

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    I was born with great talent,

    I learned to fix computers when I was a kid, excelled at martial arts and video games, slept in classes and got good grades anyway, could always see more of what was in front of me than others. All this yet life was always a mess, I managed to help others often but I myself was...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2015

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    My total fall from grace has made me grateful

    for what i have learned from it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 26, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 23, 2015

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    How Stolen Bread Tastes....

    I went to Fred Meyer to get unsliced round sourdough bread, because my wife loves to pull it apart and have it with chili. When I got home I couldn't find the bread and I searched the kitchen, entryway, garage and the car...no frickin' bread! Sigh....so I head all the way back...
    AlaskanHero AlaskanHero 46-50, M Jun 25, 2013

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    If your presence can't add value to my life,

    your absence will make no difference.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F Mar 30, 2015

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    Not all of them. But I have learned a couple of

    harsh ones lately that have really changed my perspectives. Only the future can tell what's in store for me.
    Bwilli08 Bwilli08 22-25, M Aug 28, 2015

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    The more time continues,

    the more I realize. Time has given everyone the opportunity to make life, to live and breathe. To remember the moments in life, for time is just a fragment. We live in a time zone that is limited. After understanding the concept of gravitational pull, the layers of atmosphere...
    WarzJack WarzJack 26-30, M 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    I know I have a lot to learn yet,

    but sometimes it's good to look what is already been done so you can move on with new energy.
    Fietsendecomputerman Fietsendecomputerman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2015

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    You can't save those

    that are unwilling to help themselves.
    lozenbee lozenbee 26-30, F 1 Response May 20, 2015

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    Too many, to be young.

    But better than being unprepared
    Bryona Bryona 18-21, F Apr 21, 2015

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    fightorflight1 fightorflight1 31-35, M Apr 21, 2015

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    I learned that your real friends will stick by

    your side during rough times no matter what. Respect goes a long way, so if we disrespect our parents or caregivers the results will be ugly the long run. Being careful who you form relationships with is another lesson whether male or female. If you don't have much in common...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    If anything is ever important to anyone they

    WILL make the time for it. Be it a person, hobbies or whatever. Don't make excuses to those who say they are too busy because there is NO one that is too busy. But there is things that catch our interest and things that don't. Identify your position and don't accept things that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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    And maybe the most important lesson is

    that there are very, very few absolutes or certainties when it comes human nature. In fact, I'm almost never surprised anymore by what we do, or how we react or think. We are a strange lot ;).
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 22, 2015

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    When you're in a relationship

    and you're thinking about making it long term, permanent, serious, like marriage, before you take all those steps live with the person first. Always live with them first because you never know how many things you may not be able to live with in regards to them. You never really...
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    One of the earliest lessons I learned

    as a child was that if you looked away from something, it might not be there when you looked back. - John Edgar Wideman
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Oct 11, 2014

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    Too many to count and sometimes I just wish I

    would stop learning life lessons because they are too painful for words... Trust is delicate, people's personalities intricate and every choice made costs you. Big steps or small, doesn't matter because you're still moving and in the end if you don't move forward you just get...
    invisiblyreal invisiblyreal 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    Things I have learned

    and some I still need to learn... I need to learn to relax I need to learn to trust people I have learned that sometimes I'll get hurt, and that's okay I have learned that sometimes my heart will get broken, and that too is okay I have learned that the people I want to be there...
    iSpyce iSpyce 31-35 4 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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    1-Other people's opinion of you is none of your

    business. 2-No one has the right to assess your worth. 3-Never get involved with a coworker. 4-A person's true colors will eventually be revealed. 5-When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. 6-Actions speak louder than words.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 20, 2015

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    - Set boundaries. - Learn to say no.

    - Learn to say yes. - Always find time to dance and express yourself, feel the music. Don't worry if you can't, learn. Who cares who's watching. Dance in the car, while you're cooking, while your cleaning. Anywhere, everywhere. All kinds of music. - Get a dog. Their...
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

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    Yeah I've learned lessons

    and I'm still learning some, it's life and I will gladly admit that I have flaws but then again everyone has flaws
    Theguyhere Theguyhere 18-21, M Aug 23, 2015

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    My mom died when I was 14

    so as a teen I didn't have a lot of guidance. I've made a lot of mistakes and did some very wild things, stuff I fear my kids will do when they hit their teen years. But good thing is I learned from my mistakes and hopefully I can use that as way to help my kids make the...
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    Here are a few to share: -Knowledge does not

    make you wise. -All done without love is just learning; all done with love is living. -You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of your self before trying to help others. -Trust your intuition above all, otherwise you just find out that you should have listened the first time...
    Fernwolf Fernwolf 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    i have learned that i am destined to be single

    until my children are graduated and moved out. i also learned my strengths and weaknesses as well as what to do with my life. failed relationships are supposed to make us grow into better people. i assume this cause i always realized my problems. but the thing is i feel like...
    shuglove shuglove 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2015

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    "Human relationships were strange.

    I mean, you were with one person a while, eating and sleeping and living with them, loving them, talking to them,going places together, and it stopped" Charles Bukowski
    silverfox61 silverfox61 61-65, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2015

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    Lessons Learned.

    I have learned that your happiness should always come first. You shouldn't put others before yourself. I have learned to not accept advice form someone who doesn't have to deal with the consequences, or has never experienced that situation. I have learned that karma truly is...
    Amay408 Amay408 18-21, F Oct 27, 2013

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    I think the most valuable lesson I've learned

    thus far is that I do not have to allow toxic people into my life. I have always tried to find good and be supportive of others, but I learned there are those who will always be angry, bitter, and will suck the air out of your life. I suppose I should try harder but self...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 7 Responses May 12, 2015

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    We love than loss him

    or her.But i have learned that someone wait for me or us.One man/women is made for me or us.So than why we rum for love.One day love will come.
    haquemasum02 haquemasum02 18-21, M Aug 27, 2015

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    love is a wonderful feeling,

    am living the life i meant for me.thanks to dr faust a spell caster i meant here..my love life is back..thanks Faust..if u are having issues in any issues of life.......thanks to him my husband came back.give him a try +447035914441
    rosemyers rosemyers 51-55, F Aug 17, 2015

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    I was in an orphanage

    and I was put into prostitution, I was adopted, I was molested, I graduated high school, I realized I was gay at age 8,I always wanted to be born a girl, I am a intersexual, writer, singer , musican, artist, intellectualist, freedom fighter, equalist, semi-vegitarian, realist...
    greenneaz89 greenneaz89 26-30, T 2 Responses May 8, 2015

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    take all the time I need to heal emotionally.

    Moving on doesn’t take a day; it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of my broken self...
    octobernine octobernine 41-45, F Jan 13, 2014

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    People come and people go.

    That's life. Stop holding on to people that have let go of you.
    Ruinsky Ruinsky 16-17, M Nov 8, 2015

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    A life lesson is any lesson

    that is taught to a person that can be used and more than likely will be used in various aspects of one’s life for the rest of their lives. Life lessons can come in all shapes and forms, and may come unexpectedly or knowingly by some. Life lessons present to us useful...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2015

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    This lesson I will never forget.

    .. I was looking for friendship You were looking for someone to amuse you But then you said you cared I was a fool to believe Sorry that I wanted your attention Sorry that I wasted your time You accuse me of me being crazy You accuse me of wanting to control you I say I'm...
    purplehaze78 purplehaze78 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    Life has changed me for the better.

    There was a time when I thought my negative experiences gave me the permission to emotionally disconnect. Times when I thought that the majority of the world could care less about my well being. This included my own parents, but I was wrong. I was looking at the world through...
    PricelessJourney PricelessJourney 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    The three most important lessons I´ve learned:

    1. Help yourself, or nobody will help you. 2. Don´t trust anybody fully. 3. Only if you are doing your job with love and all your heart you will be a good worker.
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm young, 16, but I feel like

    if I died right now, I'd be okay with it. My life has been so meaningful so far. I've done so many things that made me happy but also helped benefit others. From mission trips to Haiti to teaching kids how to surf, I feel like I've learned so much about the world and the people...
    pinkylo7 pinkylo7 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    Of course I have.....

    isn't that the point? Some lessons, I had to learn more than once....just to to be sure I got it. (I can be a bit obtuse at times) But some of my most cherished and revered experiences are ones I didn't think I wanted.
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    Here's a couple of things I learned this year:

    1) The only person you can depend on/trust is you. 2) Pay attention to those who aren't happy in your time of success 3) Never ever give your all to anyone. It's exhausting and not worth it. 4) Focus on you. All the emotional stability you need is in you. 5) Always...
    Offing Offing 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    The more I learn about human nature,

    the more I despair and lament. Adaption from indoctrination is the only option. But, that is a hard thing, indeed. It's always better to know. But, it always hurts to know. I'm not sure of a base truth I learned that didn't harm me in some way. I think the singularly most...
    ColdPenguin25 ColdPenguin25 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2015

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    Don't change so people will like you.

    BE YOURSELF and the right people will love the real you.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

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    so lesson learned sufficiently.

    ..went to the beach Saturday with a bunch of friends. at first, when we got to the beach it was cool, and there was a heavy fog, which actually got worse as the morning carried on. we got there around 9 in the morning. by noon the sun had burned through, but if you are...
    bcharap bcharap 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2015

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    When you blame someone

    for something, you put the issue or emotion or circumstance on them, and by doing this you push away the power that you actually have to change the situation, or at the least how you feel about it. There can be no blame in a heart of love. Love shines over all and envelopes like...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2015

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    I'm so hurt, my heart aches,

    all I can do is cry. I have 10 days to leave my apartment because the neighbors keep calling the police... false accusations and it worked. I don't do anything to harm anyone. I don't even leave my apartment. I don't play loud music. I pay rent on time. how am I a threat? I've...
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29, 2015

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    50 Things I have learned by suffering from

    depression and anxiety 1. The biggest struggle in Life is with “The Self and Our Worth” i.e. our EGO-we create these day dreams of how our life should be… Today stop comparing your life to other people’s lives 2. A Flower Never compares itself to another Flower - It...
    passionate6 passionate6 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2015

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