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I Learn Lessons The Hard Way

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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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    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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    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    babygurl431 babygurl431 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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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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    LoveIsSublime LoveIsSublime 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    JDcent JDcent 13-15, M Jun 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 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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    I have family members that don't care if i'm alive. They don't care. They walk pass me on the street like i'm nobody. They never cared....i tried to get close and they want...
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    Better safe than sorry: If you have tons of important files on an old unpredictable laptop and can't afford a new one yet. Save your stuff on an external hard drive before you...
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    Count by threes as high as you can and when you lose count go again. Do not stop, do not pause, focus completely on counting. It is hard enough that you have to think about it...
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    When wearing short skirts/dresses ALWAYS take into account how windy it is and if your dress/skirt can cover you. People have smartphones and when they're at a red light and you're...
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    Am i the only one who have trusting issues?! :( It seriously sucks who ever i trust just let me down and they dont worth to be trusted am i fool and dump? Am really tired if...
    sollloo sollloo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    July 25. Keep at It. Keep practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet. Sometimes it...
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    July 25. Keep at It. Keep practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet. Sometimes it...
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    I know spanish but I am learning some Italian now, if anyone wants to help that would be amazing :)
    AndrewLannister AndrewLannister 18-21, M 1 Response 20 mins ago

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    “23 Painfully True Lessons You Learn By Age 23 1. You are not your failures or rejections. You are not the boy who couldn’t love you, the job you couldn’t get, the school who...
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    This quote points out the idea that respect isn’t necessarily about the person who is receiving it. It is about our own character, which is reflected by our treatment of...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    July 20. Letting Go of Resistance. Do not be in such a hurry to move on. Relax. Breathe deeply. Be. Be in harmony today. Be open. There is beauty around and in us today. There...
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    July 20. Letting Go of Resistance. Do not be in such a hurry to move on. Relax. Breathe deeply. Be. Be in harmony today. Be open. There is beauty around and in us today. There...
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    I started learning guitar when I was in primary school and I became quite good at it for my age. I was getting lessons from my music teacher and trying my hardest at it because I...
    Isabella295 Isabella295 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Want to learn and ready to do whatever is necessary to speak it!! I'm serious! xD I'm planning on studying abroad in Japan for 1 year if everything goes as planned! :) I don't...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    One soul in one body . One heart . One feeling . That's me I've came from along journey of life till this day . One by one & each person that I met or talked to . Everyone I...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Jul 15

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    I'm planning to take driving lessons soon. I feel it will be ten times harder for me when you live close to somewhere like LA. People drive crazy here! Then in my city it's high...
    Sydneybu Sydneybu 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    There is so much I need to learn about myself and life. I am grateful for people who are brought into my life unexpectedly who end of serving as teachers to me. I can only hope...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have learned and taught myself to never get my hopes up because I get disappointed every time
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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 4

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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
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    Certainly, my first recommendation is to actually look at your basis for starting up school; therapeutic massage therapy is these types of a personal and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    July 22. Learning to Trust Again. Many of us have trust issues. Some of us tried long and hard to trust untrustworthy people. Over and again, we believed lies and promises never...
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    July 22. Learning to Trust Again. Many of us have trust issues. Some of us tried long and hard to trust untrustworthy people. Over and again, we believed lies and promises never...
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    First thing's first; I love space. I don't know why. Just the colours and forms, maybe something about the huge ocean of endless opportunity has something to do with it, too. It...
    Hadoukim Hadoukim 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    June 28. When Things Don't Work. Frequently, when faced with a problem, we may attempt to solve it in a particular way. When that way doesn't work, we may continue trying to solve...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 28

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    June 28. When Things Don't Work. Frequently, when faced with a problem, we may attempt to solve it in a particular way. When that way doesn't work, we may continue trying to solve...
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    Well, I'm trying to anyway. I have a cd course and a phone app, and I watch a lot of Japanese films and tv trying to pick bits up. I'm not making great progress though 'cause I...
    IncompletelyBroken IncompletelyBroken 41-45, M Jun 28

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    I have Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone for Korean. I also have Pimsleur for Japanese, but I'm not going to start that until I am fluent in Korean. My father was multi-lingual, speaking...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F Jul 8

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    I wanna play and sing Amanda Palmer songs! And Regina spektor. And queen. I need to take lessons right now!
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 11

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    We all go through difficult situations that shape us and change how we view the world and ourselves. It is up to us to not become bitter when we hit a brick wall and are forced to...
    bestillandknow1 bestillandknow1 41-45, F Jul 16

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    The truth hurts... but dishonesty hurts more. I know many will disagree with that statement, but I am sure that just as many will agree. The choice between a painful truth and...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It is never too late, they say. But maybe harder and easier in certain ways, as time passes. The horror of it had not really gone anywhere. But atleast I was older and more...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 12

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    I've always had the ability to know when someone close to me has passed away in addition to y other empathic abilities. I get extremely lethargic, often passing out in odd places...
    queenkate07 queenkate07 22-25, F 1 Response