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I Have Learned Many Lessons In My Life

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    Too many, to be young.

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

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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

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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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    But monsters disagree.

    For profit of course. Which makes them monsters.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 13

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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.
    sanntay7334 sanntay7334 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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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

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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 41-45, F 7 Responses May 12

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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

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    fightorflight1 fightorflight1 31-35, M Apr 21

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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 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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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...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M Feb 28

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    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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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 22-25, M 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    But was alone in my views.

    And called crazy. Until comedians agreed. And got on youtube. http://youtu.be/CM2PRONIiMU
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 14

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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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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    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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    Do not wait for anybody

    or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none. Swami Vivekananda.
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj 31-35 Oct 17, 2014

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    McBiscuit McBiscuit 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 14

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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

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    Don't it always seem to go

    that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone? Apparently, I only get to appreciate the large role that meat plays in my life during Lenten Season. Like hello, meatless Fridays, suck! I'm so hungry, I'm dying a slow death in here.. Well, to be fair, I did just eat. Champorado...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    If you like someone, don't give them a night of

    fun after one week of knowing them. Strong relationships start from innocent frienships
    WhatChrisDid4Love WhatChrisDid4Love 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 4, 2014

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    Life teaches me many things every day.

    I was not born with a whole brain. I was born physically disabled. I was born with extreme sensitivities to many things. I was born unable to comprehend certain logical and simple things while being able to comprehend deep, artistic and emotional things. I am sad there can't be...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    BonnieProfound BonnieProfound 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am sure many of you have leaned a plethora of

    life lessons, so I am not reinventing the wheel here, but I find it more curious that some people seem to inately know how to live their life, while others (like me) seem to always make mistakes and have to learn various painful lessons or feel that they always make the wrong...
    chatty1962 chatty1962 51-55, F Oct 6, 2014

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    The Worst Decisions Of My Life

    This is a long story, but i have had this on my chest for 1 year, and i need to get it out, so weather or not your prepared to read it is up to you. Anger. As powerful as it is dangerous. I remember my parents telling me to never make an angry decision, but I was always too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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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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    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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    5 Beautiful Messages !

    1 ) Stay away from anger… It hurts…Only You ! 2) If you are right then there is no need to get angry, and if you are wrong then you don’t have any right to get angry. 3) Patience with family is love, Patience with others is respect. Patience with self is confidence and...
    thelivingdoll9 thelivingdoll9 22-25, F Jan 12, 2014

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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

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    My life is no one's fault by my own.

    I choose to act, react, or take no action and those choices dictate my situation. I'm not a victim of anything. Never have been. That was a tough one to swallow.
    LouDog319 LouDog319 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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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

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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 22-25, T 2 Responses May 8

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    You can't save those

    that are unwilling to help themselves.
    lozenbee lozenbee 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sunlight appears everyday to tell us

    that this brand new day is a chance for wrongdoers to correct their mistakes, dream followers to do what it takes, career builders to put together their steps like flakes, and success seekers to finish what success their great well makes! As long as there is sunlight, there is...
    amine31 amine31 31-35, M Sep 4, 2014

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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

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