What is the single most valuable thing you have ever learned?

@LovingIt (5398)
United States
December 14, 2006 11:33pm CST
Explain ??
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
15 Dec 06
that no one is going to take care of you but you. I have learned that I have to make sure that I am happy and my son is happy and I have to make sure I am the one doing that for us because no one else is going to.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
15 Dec 06
That's a lesson that I have learned as well.
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@emagyne (665)
• United States
15 Dec 06
All that glitters aint gold. My mom used to tell me that about the men I have dated, when I used to go to car lots and try to get the most expensive cars etc. Basically saying just because it looks good to you dont mean its good for you. Nuff said.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
15 Dec 06
That is very true and your mom was so right!
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
15 Dec 06
That I needed to accept the Lord as my personal savior and follow Him to ensure my place in Heaven someday. I feel so sorry for the people who don't know what I do or seem to think it's unimportant.
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• United States
15 Dec 06
The one lesson I instilled in my children was "treat others the way you want to be treated". It still remains most important to me. If we all treated everyone we meet this way, what a better world it would be.
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• United States
15 Dec 06
If you want freedom, first you must show responsibility. My parents taught me that growing up. Example: I wanted to go see White Lion and Stryper. It was a school night. My mom called my friend's (Tams) mom and found out for sure that Tams' mom was chaperoning us to this concert event. Then she told me that if I did not get up and go to school the next day, I had better never ask to go out past 9pm on a school night ever again. Example #2: I was in a Marketing Education program in highschool which made me eligible to get out of school for a half day to work at a local grocery my senior year. The deal was that I must: 1. Maintain a B average (check) 2. Not ever miss work or school unless I was honestly too sick to go (check) 3. Come home when I am told to and call if I must absolutely be later than that (check) 4. Stay out of trouble (check) In exchange for total freedom after graduation with the exception that I MUST CALL if I was going to stay out all night. I graduated at 17, so that was a pretty sweet deal for me. Yep, freedom and responsibility for one's self go hand in hand.
@rainbow (6763)
15 Dec 06
Sometimes it is best to think before you speak, even if it is the truth
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I've learned that I can't make decisions based on other people. I have to make decisions based on me or else I will never be happy. People can give their opinions, but utlimately its what i need to do that I should decide
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Dec 06
That's a really valuable thing to learn. Ultimately it is us that we have to live with.
@moneymind (10524)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
that we live only once. i think that explains it all. greetings. : )
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
20 Dec 06
That's a really good one.
@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
19 Dec 06
Single mums can beat the odds. I have 7 kids two mortgages and still have no grey hair
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Wow! That's more than beating the odds, that's a miracle. LOL
19 Dec 06
To stand up for what you believe even though it may not be what people want to hear!!
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I totally agree with that!
@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
17 Dec 06
How to care for somebody so much and they just spit in your face.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Good advice Vikings. I've just gone through what I thought was a year of terribly bad luck. It hit me right smack dab in the face while I was cleaning the other day that all of these events of the past year have been leading up to the answers of a prayer that I prayed almost a year ago. The prayer is not being answered in the way that I thought was best, but it's so much better than I could have ever dreamed up myself. I did have to go through some pain to get here and probably will have to go through some more before I reach the end, but it's oh, so worth it!
• United States
16 Dec 06
there honestly have been soo many things..i dont htink i can name one..I have learned how much my family and close friends mean to me..i have had many hardships this year..and especially this month..I have learned how selfish i was before i had my son..and now i have learned the art of SELFLESSNESS.nothing is for me anymore..its all about him..
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I think that's the biggest lesson we learn after having kids without a doubt.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Its only you for yourself, no one else.
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@gotcho0O (1258)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I agree with this one. I dont trust people anymore. I have this used to be real friend who betrayed me that made me to think that all my friends are just like her but not all of them. I admit I'm still careful sometimes. I can't tell secrets to others and to my boyfriend which I consider as my husband so I must trust him but I can't because he said something that is related to that one I'm keepin in myself and once he found out he might leave me. Nobody even my relatives could help me. I dont blame them. Maybe the problem is me. It's me who don't trust people and who would rather choose keeping everything in myself.
• United States
19 Dec 06
Oh I forgot one. How important it is to have a nickname. That no one else uses on the net.
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• United States
19 Dec 06
How to buy alot of items at wholesale. Instead of paying retail. Do not trust everyone. Even your best friend can rip you off.
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@Asimk12 (740)
• Pakistan
20 Dec 06
I think they have no tension about his family and they have no limitation too.In my opinion.
• India
20 Dec 06
mother
@anup12 (4181)
• India
20 Dec 06
Time is money so just do not waste it use it judiciously and you will be always gaining
@antoebe (35)
• India
20 Dec 06
ya that is the i find the girls heart