Learning lessons the hard way

@inkyuboz (1288)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
May 22, 2011 4:50pm CST
What life experience have you had that you learned "the hard way"? Me, I've learned never to trust all the people that surround you, especially when you're at a highly competitive environment. Everyone else has the same goal, to win and to make sure everyone else loses. I had the grave mistake of saying things to a "competitor" and he really ruined my work life. Ahh, lessons learned the hard way always sticks. That's for sure!
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@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
22 May 11
hello, First of all thanks for sharing this experience to us. Now, I know who are the people who I can trust but at least you learned a lesson from it and I know you will never gonna repeat it again. good luck
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
25 May 11
There are so many lessons that we learn in our lives and unfortunately, many of those lessons are things that are learned the hard way. I think that the most important lesson that I've learned in my life that was learned the hard way was that even if you are always there for someone, you aren't able to count on those people when you need someone in your life. My husband was recently diagnosed with cancer and it is the first time in my life that I've really felt like I needed someone to talk to, but it is something that is very difficult because there is no one that really understands what I am going through.
• Mexico
24 May 11
HI inkyboz: Same experience has happened with me when I was young and innocent at school . I believe the people intentiosn where genuine and in general that people tell the truth. Well life teach you that you can't trust in everyone. That's a really hard lesson because at some point you los epart of your idealised idea of humanity. ALVARO
@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
23 May 11
Life experiences are just that. Things happen and we open our mouths and wish we hadn't. Competition is no fun and the wrong words can go a long way in curling our chances into yellowed paper and flying them away in the wind. But, the trick is to learn by these experiences. If we do then it was worth while. If we don't- what a waste!
• Philippines
23 May 11
That's really a sad fact in a competitive world of work, but I just never learned that lesson, I always trust people around me, giving them the benefit of the doubt, I guess that has to stop... The only thing I could say I'm learning the hard way is that I can't control my life/accepting failures, I know, I was crazy...but since I've lost my job I just realized that there are things I just can't control...though I'm trying to cope up and live happily...