Life Lessons You've Learned.

@GemmaR (8527)
May 31, 2012 1:51pm CST
During the course of our lives, the majority of us will learn things about ourselves that will help us to cope with the rest of our life. I thought that it might be good if we shared and discussed some of these things, and maybe we will be able to help each other through some tough times along they way. Here are the things that I've learned: *If something is worth it, it is worth hard work. *I am stronger than I think, and can get through anything. *Don't put yourself down, because there are enough people who will do that for you. *If you don't prepare, you will fail. *Always do your best, because you owe it to yourself to do yourself proud. *Men are more trouble than they're worth, but at some point you'll meet one who's worth the trouble. What things have you learned that you would like to share with everyone here today?
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14 responses
1 Jun 12
So many, learn what in life for our lives. Learn to find out how to make our lives better. And also can feel that you're not alone, and realize who you are in this life.
@GemmaR (8527)
9 Jun 12
A lot of people don't understand how they can make their own lives better, so I do agree that this is something that is very important in our life. I have taken a lot of time in recent months trying to think about the things that I can do which would make my life more enjoyable, and I have tried to put as many of those into place as I can. I have a lot more to do, but I can honestly say that my life is better now than it has ever been before, and that is mostly because I have put such a large amount of effort into making it that way.
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
1 Jun 12
Am not going to talk about the lessons I've learned throughout my life, but my husband's. He is the youngest and always gets what he wants. But of course, as we grow, many things change. He really had the hard time coping with changes. He always learned his leasson the hard way. Like, of course, we all know that we cannot just eat everything we want. But my husband always say that he has money to pay for it. Until he experienced to become an employee and would not read the rules (or I guess, would not really mind that there are rules that he should follow). He spent his 4 days and 3 nights in jail for ignoring company rules.
@GemmaR (8527)
9 Jun 12
I have learned a lot of lessons the hard way as well, especially the food one, because I ended up very overweight at one point which should never have happened in the first place. I am sorry that your husband had to go through such a hard time, but it is vital that we learn things from the bad things that happen to us in our lives, and it does seem as though your husband has been able to do this, which is fantastic to see. It takes a brave person to be able to bring lessons out of disaster, and it is those people who are going to be the most successful in the long term.
@hoodedboi (185)
• Philippines
1 Jun 12
For me, I learned that when it comes to Love... Destiny sometimes gives 2 people a second chance for them to realize that it wasnt really meant to be... That's what happened to me, during the first break up I was already moving on but still there are things that keeps on reminding me about him, and i wonder WHAT IF things went a different way? Then destiny played its part, we got back together again and I did the best that i could to make it last.. but it the end, Goodbye was all that I was able to say. That's why, I believe that when you hold things or regrets for so long. God will make a way for you to be able to get over them. It will be hard, yes.. but this time you know for sure in your heart that you would be able to totally move on.
@GemmaR (8527)
7 Jun 12
This is actually one of the best things that anyone could have written for me at the moment, because I am in the same situation. I am with somebody at the moment who I have been with before, and we had a good reason for breaking up in the first place. But then I thought that I missed him so we should get back together, which we did, but now a year later the same things are annoying me that were a problem when we broke up in the first place. This is something that I find very upsetting, as I feel as though I've wasted a year of my life on somebody who I should never have been with in the first place. I'm just hoping that I do get the chance to move on like I should be doing.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Jun 12
They are all so true.. haha For me, "Nothing is too tedious in life, if they are important to u". It doesn't apply to ourselves, but to people around us as well. We work hard to provide a better life for our loved ones. We go through any hardships, troubles for our loved ones without any complaints because we want them to live well. Everything we do should be out of love for them, instead of doing to gain some recognition or appreciation. When we expect something in return, we tend to be unhappy, and that's where comparison comes in, followed by arguments. haha
@GemmaR (8527)
7 Jun 12
I agree with this, and we should never give up on our dreams if it something that we really want in our lives. My family know that I have been into music for a long time, and I know that they're never going to let me give up on the dream just because I am finding it a little bit hard at the moment, and I know that I am going to thank them for that in the long term. I just need to try and get through the hard times as this will then mean that I am able to get back to the thing that I have always loved in my life and hopefully be happy in the long term.
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@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
Hello GemmaR, I like this discussion so I really take time to ponder the things that I've learned in the past;) * God always love us. HE should always be in our heart. *Don't leave your family because during hard times our family is always there for us. *Value your true/real friends. *Learn to appreciate things that you have. If you can't have what you love,then love what you have. *Make wise decision. I guess that's all I can share..:)
@KrauseHome (33786)
• United States
27 Jul 12
Over the course of my lifetime, there are a lot of lessons I have learned, and I am sure there are more to come. One of the main one is when life seems like it is falling in around you, don't quit. Keep on going moving forward, and remember no matter what to Pray and trust god til you see the silver lining. It is also very true... learning to have Good Self esteem and not putting yourself down is a Good one. Yes, things can get hard, and there will be failures, but if you can learn to stay focused and positive in the end it will be worth it for sure.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
2 Jul 12
Hi, You should have positive attitude towards life. We shouldn't have the fear of failure. We should have confidence. and We learn from our mistakes and failures. We should have courage to face the life. We should work hard. We should be honest and help others to make them happy and so on.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Jun 12
Great discussion GemmaR! I could go on and on about this subject but I'll narrow it down to a few..LOL. Things are never what they seem and there is no black and white where life is concerned. If you take a moment out of the day for yourself...your not selfish. There really are people that are just plain bad. There should be a huge separation in professional and business relationships. If they are talking about me, they are giving someone else a break. That's just a few...LOL.
• China
2 Jun 12
The things that you have learned seem to be all famous dicta.The course of our lives is actually one where we continually learn.As the saying here goes,"A fall in the pit,a gain in your wit."As a likely youth ,he or she must have wisdom to know themselves and dare to challenge themselves and never say die.
@mercvict (127)
• India
1 Jun 12
I learned to be humble and patience in my life. I used to argue or shout for several things but I understood that it will add more fuel to the fire. If you have patience, you can settle so many issues or problems and lead a peaceful life.
@julianmac (397)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 12
Life has been treating me good most of the time. Though I do suffer from time to time with my wrong decision makings. On many occasions I have learnt one thing for sure. Be nice to everyone and people will start taking advantage of the goodness of your heart. They will take everything for granted and make your life miserable. I have learnt that I need to stand firm on my ground and never let anyone take control of my life. I'm beginning to learn to say "NO", and things are getting along a lot better lately. Thank you for coming up with this discussion. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
1 Jun 12
1. Fail on your own decisions, then you would have no one else to blame. 2. Those who are noisier are most of the time the ones who are worth less. 3. I do not care how others think of me as long as I'm happy and doing what is right. 4. Everything shall pass. *My favorite: 5. MIRACLES do happen each time.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 12
Happy and good health. - Don be a misearable rich sick person.
At the end of the day , being happy is most imporant and also good health.Even if u got tons of money but feel miserable and not good health but stuck in the hospital and medicinies taking , then life is no fun and nice.Maybe everyday eat the food we like in moderation , so can last longer, before the diabestes, high blood pressure , cholesterol , heart attack set in , then it will be tasteless porridge for the rest of the life.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
1 Jun 12
Our life looks like a book and we have to spend time to read and learn everyday. Thank for your sharing, it is pretty nice, i think. I really like the sentence: Don't put yourself down, because there are enough people who will do that for you...