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I Learn Lessons The Hard Way

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    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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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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    Trey songs said it best.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 12 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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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

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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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    LoveIsSublime LoveIsSublime 22-25, F 2 Responses 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

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    babygurl431 babygurl431 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    JDcent JDcent 16-17, M Jun 18

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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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    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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    I know what it is like to be loved by my parents. I know what it is like to be hurt from my parents. I know what it is like to be raised properly by my parents. I know what it is...
    Brandon15shawana Brandon15shawana 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    We don't live in a perfect world. Not everything is sparkling rainbows and beautiful butterflies. I was very over protected as a kid, and then learned the hard way just how cruel...
    OlicityShipper OlicityShipper 70+, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    November 27. We can Trust Ourselves. For many of us, the issue is not whether we can trust another person again; it's whether we can trust our own judgment again. "The last...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 27

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    November 27. We can Trust Ourselves. For many of us, the issue is not whether we can trust another person again; it's whether we can trust our own judgment again. "The last...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 27

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    Use your mind. Learn the way people use to live and practice them. Yes. this is all about learning myself. this is an opportunity I think when any younger comes in this world he...
    booksworm booksworm 26-30, M Nov 21

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    In the middle of learning Korean. I bought all the Pimsleur audio lessons, which have been really helping by the way. you're supposed to listen to one a day and there's 60 lessons...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I'm not 95%, only very little at the moment but this was the closest group I could find. I do know why my hearing is a little off because at school I work with loud instruments a...
    InfiniteTearDrops InfiniteTearDrops 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I started my first guitar lesson today and omg! I wanted to cry :'( cause I'm having a hard time to strum and all. I Wish I could find someone who could teach me in actual. Though...
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    "Sharing" We are all on a journey of self discovery. We may not know it, but each day serves us with a lesson or challenge that helps us move further along our path. We may not be...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Life lessons are your growth. I have learned that one must accept their flaws in order to be accepted by others. To also take risks because the outcome could be worth it and no...
    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Here is a part of an article excerpted from “The Secret of Letting Go” by GUY FINLEY. Self-Correction is Self-Elevation We are a peculiar race of beings. On one hand, each...
    lightislove lightislove 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire, if you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know samething for it give you the...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I have learned that it is what scares you the most that you must do in order to attain that which you most desire. And I've learned that only you can find the courage and strength...
    EmotionalNamaste EmotionalNamaste 22-25, F Nov 20

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    Charming, attentive, interested, witty, flirtatious - these are all the traits. He knows exactly how to make a woman feel special, different from the rest, and like his one and...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 24

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    Mitakuye Oyasin (All Are Related) I am grateful every day for the people in my life, and the lessons I continue to learn. In life I am always the student.
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    That people care for themselves the most.They may gossip about you but forget when something important comes up in their lives.And it happens sooner than you think.The second thing...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 19

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    ive learned screw ur haters ur amazing
    marriedtonetflix marriedtonetflix 13-15, F Nov 20

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    1. Take things slow. Dont rush into a relationship. 2. Never get into an Open Relationship. 3. Avoid talking to your exes friends. i learned all these from my last relationship.
    OscarMC OscarMC 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    KNIFE The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend. Something I learned about...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    December 18. Staying Open to Our Feelings. Many of us have gotten so good at following the "don't feel" rule that we can try to talk ourselves out of having feelings, even in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    December 18. Staying Open to Our Feelings. Many of us have gotten so good at following the "don't feel" rule that we can try to talk ourselves out of having feelings, even in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    Projector Room When I was in college working at the local theater, I had gotten trained to be a projector and splice, thread and work the movies from upstairs. I was working the...
    halujakin2 halujakin2 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    My parents are hard-workers. They always have been. They still are. My father is a long distance trucker. He’s been doing it for 40+ years. He’s nearing 70 now and guess what...
    sls84 sls84 26-30, F Nov 23

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    which reminds me. I need to get back to my lessons! :)
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Nov 24

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    So bad!!! But i don't know how to ask my parents for lessons...
    guitarloverTT3 guitarloverTT3 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    MOST OF MY LIFE i HAVE BEEN ALONE AND SINGLE. NOT BY CHOICE, BUT GODS CHOICE OR THE DEVILS WORK: I did not learn about se-x until my mid 30s. I know very little right now. Less...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Dec 7

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    I did ballet when I was a kid .... I have just signed up to take lessons in the new year!! I am very excited ... now off to buy new ballet shoes :) because you can never have too...
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    2 years ago, i noticed a guy from our school. he wasn't my classmate and i just got really interested in him because he was so quiet and unique. His name was Jude. but i stopped...
    jhen17 jhen17 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    Grateful, yes. I'm not sure where I would be if I didnt understand that life lessons helped me grow into the person I am today. I'm not perfect but I am ok with where I am...
    marienathompson40 marienathompson40 41-45, F Nov 23

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    It's Thanksgiving here in the US, so we're all busy being thankful. I try to be every day. I have so many wonderful people in my life, and I try not to take that for granted. I...
    Alisha32 Alisha32 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 27

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    I have just stumbled upon something lovely (I can't recall where I found it), but I wanted to share it with you all: 1 You cannot change what you refuse to confront. 2 Sometimes...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Dec 8

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    We used to joke about it, the passing of the Corvette from father to son. I was there when he took delivery. And I always told him, I hoped he lived long enough to wear the car out...
    hotshoetom hotshoetom 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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