Lessons from your past

@dheckerz (473)
Philippines
February 28, 2011 8:12am CST
I was talking with my boyfriend earlier and we come up to a topic which led him to discuss his past experiences. He used to be rich kid who knows nothing in life but eat and have almost everything set on his plate until come a time when his mom passed away. After few years his dad met another woman and they were left alone, this world turned the opposite. He's been out in school, had days when he had nothing to eat, and had to work hard at the age of 15 to survive his day. Some relatives of him even put him down for his efforts, at some point he told me that he lost hope but he never stopped. Now that he's successful in life, he had nothing but lessons to tell and share to his close friends and people who once like quitting. He told me that if those things didn't happen he wouldn't imagine himself to be as successful as he is now. I'm glad I haven't experience what he had gone through, I'm not sure how to pull myself out of it. But i guess people has it's own way of handling his life. What experiences you had from your past which pushed you to become a better you?
4 responses
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
28 Feb 11
wow he is though... if i were him i might be break down and trap in life. in my experience, when i was in junior school, i can't make a good grade to enter my dream fave highs school. i was so down, but then i study hard and be number one at that not-so fave high school.
@dheckerz (473)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
You must be very motivated to reach something. That's good, coz it is even harder to repeat a subject than to catch up with what you've missed out.
• United States
28 Feb 11
Well, I remember I got caught steeling when I was in my teens and that changed the way I became after growing up. I realized that everything and everyone is valuable and I should never be taking advantage of that. Now I have grown up to be a much more responsible person along with teaching my young ones the value of being honest.
@dheckerz (473)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
That's great. Good thing you didn't get caught and get punished. Second chances really works that's why is not good to convict a person who have done it once. I'm glad you because a good man out of that experience.
@dorannmwin (36654)
• United States
2 Mar 11
I really tend to think that all of the things that have happened in my life to date have had a certain positive to them. I grew up with a very tight nuclear family and it is that fact that makes me so surrounded by my family as an adult. I've also lived a part of my life having some money and another part of my life with little or nothing. Having to survive with little, I've learned to be a very frugal person.
@jazeera (93)
• Philippines
1 Mar 11
We also used to be well off in the past. But some 5 years ago my father quit his job and then that was the time my parents usually argues with each other almost everyday. We then has problems financially. I was able to graduate college because of the financial help our relatives and other people gave us. I was then able to realize that not all good things last for long that is why we have to cherish what we have right now and be kind to all the people around you, you might now know they will be the ones who will help you when you badly need it right?