Back When I Knew It All

@dorannmwin (36698)
United States
April 20, 2010 2:27pm CST
This is a song by Montgomery Gentry and I absolutely love the song. It really does give you a lot to think about as well. When you were coming of age, what were some of the things that you thought you knew but later discovered that you knew nothing about at all? For me, it was I thought that I could trust people with simply their word. I was a person that would give everything that I could possibly give and then some. However, it didn't take very long for me to realize that I really couldn't trust people all that much at all. I had several people that I would loan money to and I never saw a dime of that money again. Please share your experiences.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
21 Apr 10
When we are young we think we know everything there is to know about life. As we grow older we find that this was not always true. We go through our fair share of trial and triumph before we can truly say we knew it all. Then when we are aware, did we learn from the experience?
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Once we've reached the point that we realize that we indeed don't know everything we are able to grow in ways that we would have never grown otherwise. I know now that I a smarter than I was then because I know and accept the fact that I don't know everything.
@much2say (40585)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Hmmmm. Back then I thought I was the biggest misfit in the world (serious self esteem problem, I think). I thought I was alone and that no one could ever possibly love me . . . I didn't have a lot of confidence with many issues. Somehow I blossomed "late" and something got zapped into me . . . I realized everyone was a weirdo in their own right - hee hee. I finally learned how to live from the inside out instead of the outside in . . . I did find true love . . . and I learned to love "me".
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Learning to love yourself is something that we all need to learn to do, but it is something that isn't easy at all to learn to how to do. I too suffered from a lot of self esteem issues when I was younger. Now that I am able to accept myself, I don't have near the issues of dealing with other people that I used to have.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
We really have not enough things to know. We think we have grown enough but not. Isn't it? I've been into some situations where I think I'm more knowledgeable on some things than others but to my mistake. It's embarrassing sometimes but it's a way for us to learn more than what we already know. Friends, ah, they may come sometime as angels but had their horns and tails hidden,
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
22 Apr 10
Life is definitely a time of constant learning. There will never come a time in our lives where we will honestly be able to say that we knew everything there was to know.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Yes, even teachers learn from their students so not everyone really is a learned one.
@chulce (1540)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Dorann, Great question. Boy, talk about the memories that have erupted. I would have to say it has to be guys. When I was in High School, I have to admit, I thought I could tell what a guy wanted from a girlfriend, usually that meant, not me. I never considered myself pretty and for some reason, I always went for the "nice guys" that many considered to be nerds in my day. But alas, now that I have been married 19 years (as of yesterday) I still am confused as to what guys want. My own husband is even a puzzle to me today. Although, I feel I might have him figured out a little more. Secondly, like you I was quite trusting in people. I thought if I were nice to them, there would be equality in there some where. Boy, was I wrong. I miss those great red high heals, or that Madonna tape I once had and loaned out.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Happy belated anniversary. Yes, guys are a subject that I don't think a girl ever learns enough about. I've been married for almost six years now and I've been with my husband for almost eight and a half years. I think at times that I understand him, but then there are the moments that I realize I really know nothing about him.
@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Apr 10
hi dorannmwin when I was in my early twenties I thought I also knew everything and that my parents were hopelessly old fashioned but when I got married and had my own children I was surprised at how up to date mymom was and how I had not really known much until I started raising a family of my own.then I realized just how smart my mom really was and when I was fifty I understood just what my dad really felt when his arthritis flared up and he could hardly move.ouch ouch ouch.So we realize finally how little we really know and how much we do need to learn..
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Apr 10
As a human, I don't think that there is a day in our lives that we don't learn something. However, I think that during that stage of life that I was referring to we don't have the opportunity to learn in the same degree because we think that we know everything that there is to know.
• Philippines
21 Apr 10
I thought i knew everything about music production. I was making my own compositions when i saw this 'making of' video from a certain band and turned out it was more complicated than how i thought it'd be. They mix the audios with effects to fill in the empty space in the surround sound so if the sound system is switched to a surround sound setting, the music will not sound somewhat monoaural.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Apr 10
That really is interesting. I didn't know anything about music production. I've learned a lot about different things since I turned 18, but there are also things that I know that I will never know and music production is one of those things.
@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
20 Apr 10
I thought having kids would be really cool! That it would make me more popular. I also thought that having a lot of family and friends, that I'd have tons of help with my kids. So here I sit with 5 kids, no friends, no family, and no help... stressed out to the point I want to pull my hair out! LOL
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Having children definitely isn't what you think it will be when you are younger. But, regardless of that, I wouldn't trade my children for the world.
• United States
20 Apr 10
You just wrote what i was going to say. I just loaned out &00 to one friend and 300 to my boyfriend. I think over all I'll lose both of them before I get my money back. it took m 40 years to learn not to trust people with my cash.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Apr 10
I think that financial mistakes are probably the most common errors that we make in our lives. I was lucky that I learned the lesson earlier in my life, but it isn't really a benefit because I lost the money that I lost at a time in my life where I really needed every penny.