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I Learn Lessons The Hard Way

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    Life's Demerit System

    All married men will attest to some real wisdom in this....In the world of romance, one single rule applies:MAKE THE WOMAN HAPPY!  Do something she likes, and you get points.  Do something she dislikes, and points are subtracted.  You don't get any points for doing something...
    Gyummy Gyummy 51-55, M 11 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    babygurl431 babygurl431 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    What I Am Now

    Yes, I have learned a lot about myself, about trusting myself, having faith in myself the hard way. Let me start it from the very beginning of what had happened. I was very secured, very comfortable of what I had that time. I had a great job with good income, had friends who...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F Sep 15, 2012

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    Over & Out

    Apparently the most painful lessons are the most difficult for me to accept. I don't want to see what I don't want to believe Even I can't ignore what is directly in front of me. This is a mistake I will never make again.
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F Aug 8, 2011

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    The hard way yes, it's the only way i seem to

    learn my lessons, i must admit i like a challenge, i'm a petite but gutsy gal that doesn't run away from things because they are hard, made many mistakes along the way but haven't we all, but one thing i can honestly say is i never make the same mistake twice i learn from them...
    Nightofpassions24 Nightofpassions24 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    JDcent JDcent 16-17, M Jun 18, 2014

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    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    Trey songs said it best.

    Sax ain't better than love.
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F Jun 17, 2014

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    This is the lesson I've learned about trucks

    and vehicles in general find something you'll enjoy and can operate safely i.e if you can't drive stick don't buy one. Unless your rich take care of it sure have a little fun but be smart don't wrap it around a tree and you might think it's cool and you're a bad as but please...
    Biggy742 Biggy742 22-25, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Never borrow money from a loved one.

    Or even a 'liked'one Never lend a loved or liked one money. It gets messy, it gets terrible and it gets catty. It's bad. But if I ask for money, it'd be nice if you won't miss it. Because I'm bad at paying back. Hello, my name is Sam and I'm a borrowholic. I've been...
    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    Hardway

    That is the only way i want to learn. I enjoy it and always have a good experience to come out of them.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Mar 15, 2010

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    Nothing Is Ever Easy For Me

    All the lessons I learn have been the hard way.  And the kicker is, when I try to share my experinces with others, I just get the "what do you know?" response.  It is like I'm Cassandra and no one beleives what I tell them even though it is true.  Oh well...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Ashamed

    I held a double standard with someone I loved, playing games with him to ensure he truly cared about me. I am disgusted with myself. I presented myself as more witty and smart than I actually am, so he fell in love with a fraud.
    angeldog2013 angeldog2013 46-50 1 Response May 26, 2013

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    Mom Told About Me........

    Mom told about me that  I learn lessons the hard way , I cant accept things what  I am told easily and normally  without judging , i always ask  "" why ?? ""  That's why i learn from the harsh reality not from the words of  older persons and relatives .
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    Near Miss

    It's an elementary precaution - look both ways before crossing the street. My sarcastic pleadings for an unusual, news-making death - in a bout I recall the old addage, "Be careful what you wish for." Despite not really wishing for it, I nearly got it. I was walking in...
    TheHonestLiar TheHonestLiar 26-30, M Mar 18, 2010

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    LoveIsSublime LoveIsSublime 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    I can speak dutch and english but I want to learn more languages like swedish or something. But its hard.
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    Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer once said that golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul but frustrates the intellect. It is simultaneously...
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    My poor daughter - I let her drive home from the store, in the dark (first mistake) and letting her with her sandals (second mistake). We made it to about half a block away when I...
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    But then you have to admit, being alive is the best gift ever. You get to experience amazing things and even when it's hard, you learn from it. If you're going through a rough time...
    Music4Us Music4Us 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I got stood up on a date today... Again... :( This girl and I have been talking for almost a year online, and for the past 3 weeks have tried to meet in person. There's always...
    therainisgone therainisgone 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    Around the world individuals are choosing for technology they might take together with them everywhere. Very good even signifies the greater compact sized something is, the greater...
    vagarland65 vagarland65 36-40, M a week ago

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    Sucks to think that we where friends. I trusted you with everything :( Then u flush me out the system in 2 minutes. I have more shame for myself than i have hatred for you
    jontony jontony 18-21, M a week ago

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    The hardest thing to do is to walk away from someone you truly love. Someone you could have so easily spent the rest of your life with. Stepping away from an unexplainable love...
    PricelessJourney PricelessJourney 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I use to play when I was growing up. My mom had a piano I loved to play. My folks couldn't afford lessons so I taught myself most of what I know. Although, when I was 14 I did...
    Renewedspirit15 Renewedspirit15 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. .....Maya Angelou I have learnt it and I...
    nealbrute nealbrute 26-30, F Aug 26

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    I'm learning French, have already learnt for two months in class and am going to learn it on my own. Hope I could write a french song soon.
    Suthysloth Suthysloth 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I normally walk outside barefoot and of the 16 years I've lived on this planet, I've never once been stung by a bee until last week when I stepped on a bee by accident. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 24

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    Ahh...man, too many for me. The only languages that I can speak and somewhat understand are English, Spanish, and some Japanese. Chinese, Russian, and French however...I am a...
    Onikage Onikage 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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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

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I don't know seems to more now that im out of army. This civilian life is hard. I find it hard to relate to people outside of here on EP. My circle of friends help keep me sane per...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I play a bunch of instruments, but haven't felt as confident with my voice. I was the lead singer of a local band years ago, and have done some open mics more recently. I guess I...
    myeyesopen myeyesopen 26-30, M Aug 22

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    Here is my story....When i was 16 and old enough for drivers ed my parents never had the money to pay for it and i couldn't of got a job because school was hard enough for me to...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 21

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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...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    i learnt that its only you who can help you out in all circumstances. no one else is going to help you out I learnt that more you expect from others, more you get hurt. I learnt...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F Aug 20

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    I don't know Y some people hate learn People who hate learning they won't get a good job and people who hate learning need to know "more u learn more u earn "
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 19

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    So I have been on EP for a little while now. And several things have struck me as strange and kind of eye opening. So I am going to attempt to share some insights I've learned from...
    iwant2benude iwant2benude 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    The difference between school and life, School teaches you lessons and gives you tests, Life gives you tests and then you learn the lessons!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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