Big mistakes in life

Philippines
April 6, 2012 9:16am CST
it's almost midnight and i'm out here on the porch woring on some projects and suddenly i stopped and started thinking about life. my life. i haven't had a perfect life, i've had a lot of mistakes along the way. it really is true when they say "what doesnt kill you makes you stronger." i've been an alcoholic, an addict, stabbed at, stabbed, shot, beaten, beat up people, almost landed in jail 3 times and hurt a lot of people in my lifetime. all these experiences made me realize just how precious life is and how one should not waste it. i've earned money and lots of it, squandered it, became homeless, almost ended up begging on the streets or becoming a criminal. almost. but i persevered, life is too precious to give up on. i've made big mistakes, and i've regretted doing some of it. when they say no regrets, it really means don't regret what you went through if you learned something from it. i learned a lot. a whole damn lot and i want to make sure i share it with the younger generation. you don't have to go through all that to grow up strong. all you really need is to respect life and the life you've been given and make the best of it a much as you can.
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10 responses
• United States
6 Apr 12
That would make me have some bad thoughts at night. I see it has been good for you to over come. I have gone through getting raped,beaten by men and cheated on and a lot lot more. I still have not been able to get over it. Maybe because I am still haunted b the things from my past. One day I will be able to say I have no regrets like ou.
• Philippines
6 Apr 12
i'm sorry you had to experience that from men. i hope you'll have a lot of more pleasant experiences in the future.
@teamr03 (11)
• Philippines
8 Apr 12
thank you for sharing your story.i hope your story will be an inspiration to the other mylotters. everbody needs a second chance to change, good luck to you..
@bonding2 (219)
• South Africa
7 Apr 12
i believe whatever we pass through in life was designed to make us what God planned for us to become ,it just that we must learn to make use of the experiences to better our life
@jhuddith (222)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
People like you are truly admirable. You learned and let go. You did not try to suppress it, rather, you accept it and it made you who you are today - stronger. For many, one of the toughest things to do is to put the mistakes behind them. Most especially if the mistakes are the ones that could have been prevented or the kind of mistakes that hurt the people they love. It takes practice to move forward without looking back. Learning to accept it, to forgive yourself and to count all the blessings will surely help us move on..
@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Apr 12
To have the attitude towards life as you are now after everything that you've been through proves that you are indeed a stronger person. I somewhat think that you are even luckier than those who seems to have everything in life but forget to respect life, as you said, then ended up losing everything including their dignities... All the best.
• India
7 Apr 12
life is always respect those who respect his/her life and thats the fact of life it doesnt matter what you did in the past now just try to over come on all your wrong thing and give another chance to give respect to the life
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
Each one of us commit mistakes in our lives. Whether the mistake is big or small, we should learn from it. We should as well do our best not to commit the same mistake all over again. On the other hand, we should also be thankful for the mistakes that we have done because these are wake up calls for us to do better next time.
@Nikhabele (166)
• South Africa
7 Apr 12
Wow,,,beautifully laid out, and magnificently started out, keep it up. In response to this I'd like to say, I know what you talking about although I was never physically stabbed nor gone to jail but I have been emotionally stabbed and I have been to emotional jail. Haven't we all? At some point or another in our lifetime? I have been through so much that I always say I don't wish that even for my worst enemy but then again, realising from my own experiences that they have been good teachers and I mean real good, maybe I'm lucky to have been through it although it wasn't particularly easy at the time. What doesn't kill you makes stronger indeed.
@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Apr 12
It sounds like you have come a long way. You should be very proud of yourself and what you have been able to do with your life. So many things you said makes alot of sense. I wish more young people understood what you do. You only get so many chances in this life and after that you are on the downward spiral. Good luck to you!
• United States
6 Apr 12
I try as hard as I can to make sure that I do think about the long run because you never know where life will go.