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Important life lessons - August 11th 2012, 11:20 PM

What are the important life lessons you've learned throughout your life?

Some of mine are:
  • Your mistakes are what moulds you into the person you are today.
  • Don't take the people you love for granted.
  • Don't date a person just to piss off an ex >____<


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 12:31 AM

Things are only as serious/important/bad/good as you let them be.

That lesson pretty much governs how I live my life now lol.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 01:07 AM

Be careful who you trust.
Forgiveness doesn't mean you have to forget. It just means you're not letting the effects of others control you.
   
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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 04:23 AM

*Look at the little things that are good instead of the huge that are bad.
*Treat others the way you want to be treated (i learned that one last year)
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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 04:39 AM

Keeping a closed mind does ensure things stay the same, but that's never the best course of action.

Shutting your ears does keep out negative comments, but you also miss the good ones.

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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 04:50 AM

In terms of depression: Just because my brain is broken doesn't mean my life has to be
If life doesn't turn out exactly the way you plan, the world doesn't fall apart
You can't control other people or save the world
Failing doesn't make you a faliure, it makes you human
Treat everyone with the basic respect of fellow human being. This doesn't mean that you like or agree with every person
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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 07:24 AM

Here are mine:

-You can care about others but you have to at times put yourself first.
-You cannot change other people but you can change yourself.
-Love and treat people by who they are on the inside not by what they look like on the outside.
-Outer beauty isn't everything.
-Everyone makes mistakes it is how you move on from them that matters.
-No question is a stupid question except the one that isn't asked.
-Popularity isn't everything.
-No one is perfect so don't waste your time trying just do your best.
I have more but I can't think of them now.
Cool idea for a thread.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 11:14 AM

Nothing in life that's ever worth achieving will come easy; there is always a struggle if you want to feel success.
You'll meet a lot of people and have a lot of fall outs before you meet the people that are worth your time.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 12:23 PM

  • First impressions of people don't mean an awful lot. Get to know a person before you judge them.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 05:27 PM

  • Being polite doesn't cost the earth and is worth it in the long run.
  • Always give people a second chance, but if they don't change don't give them a third.
  • Life is full of times when you'll need to put in a hard graft, but those are the times which will define you.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 05:45 PM

If something is wrong hiding it, lying about it, or running from it hurts only YOU. It may be scary, but if you don't let someone help things won't get better.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 06:19 PM

  • Emotional pain shows you're human and have a heart


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 09:12 PM

Fruit is fast food.
Swag is for boys, class is for men.
Respect yourself to walk away from anyone or anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you unhappy.
Wear fabulous underwear, even if you're the only person who's going to see it.
Live in the present and accept where you are right now, not who you once were or who you're aspiring to become.
Dress in layers and bring a sweater/sweatshirt/jacket.
Act the way you want to feel.
Always be polite and kind.
It's never a bad idea to send a thank you card!
Watch what you put on the Internet, no matter how secure you think your words, pictures, or information is.
Never rush to find love, and don't stay with someone if you're not happy RIGHT NOW.
Step out of your comfort zone every once in a while.
Do what works for you.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 11:24 PM

- Some people just aren't worth your heart.
- Friends can change your life without even knowing it.
- ALWAYS tell the truth no matter how much it might hurt.
- You can never save someone's life and you can never be the hero (one I am still learning).
- Hyperness is equal to or better than awesomeness .

HAHA!

The first one is the most important one and it is the one that literally nearly killed me.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 12th 2012, 11:53 PM

- You will always be in control of your very existence. Whether you choose to live life or end it is a choice you make every day.
   
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Re: Important life lessons - August 13th 2012, 01:03 AM

First impressions should never be the only criteria. That means you should never use first impressions to make a final judgement about someone and how awesome they are....


“At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place,
But believe that there is much more good in it than bad.
All you have to do is look hard enough,
And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.”

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Re: Important life lessons - August 13th 2012, 03:27 AM

Saying "just one more time" never means just one more time.

Real friends are the ones who will fight you every step of the way when you're trying your best to mess your life up.

You are not your past.

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Re: Important life lessons - August 13th 2012, 05:43 PM

-Be your own person.
-A smile can go a long way.
-Never regret anything you did, because at one point it was exactly what you wanted.
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Re: Important life lessons - August 13th 2012, 07:27 PM

Nothing is going to get solved in the middle of the night. You can lay awake all night freaking out if you want to, but that's not going to help or solve things any faster.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 13th 2012, 08:36 PM

  • Worry doesn't solve anything, just makes the situation feel 1000x worse. You need a clear mind to make wise decisions.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 16th 2012, 12:50 PM

General perfection doesn't exist, and it never will, because everyone has different ideas on what it means.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 16th 2012, 03:30 PM

  • True friends will accept you for who you are.


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Re: Important life lessons - August 19th 2012, 01:08 AM

-Real friends won't judge you
-It's okay to open up, sometimes it actually helps
-The people who love you will follow you wherever you go


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Re: Important life lessons - August 19th 2012, 04:06 AM

You can't please everyone, no matter how hard you try.
Don't change yourself for others.
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Re: Important life lessons - August 19th 2012, 09:14 PM

Pick & choose your battles.



   
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Re: Important life lessons - August 19th 2012, 09:44 PM

Be careful who you trust.





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Re: Important life lessons - August 20th 2012, 02:10 AM

Asking for help does not make you weak.
Live your life for you, not for others.
   
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Re: Important life lessons - September 1st 2012, 08:27 AM

1. Be true to your heart. Don't stay with someone or something that makes you unhappy.
2. Never change yourself to please someone else, unless you know it's for better.
3. Be happy if you're healthy and capable of doing things, because if your freedom is ever taken away (by illness or whatever else) you'll miss those days when things were simple.
4. Appreciate your loved ones, no matter how annoying they can be because they're only trying to help.
5. Be kind to others, no matter how they treat you, because that kindness will often soften their hearts.
6. Trust in God and ask him for what you want for as long as it takes to receive it. Pray without seizing.
7. Never hurt yourself over someone who doesn't love you because while you're left with emotional or physical scars, they are fine and probably moving on from you.
8. Don't hold hatred or anger in your heart because in the end, you are the only one getting hurt and consumed by it. The person you hate or are angry with, is probably living a peachy and stress free life, while you are complicating yours.
9. Forgive those who ask for forgiveness with ease, and those who never asked for it, even quicker. It makes you a better person.
10. Don't shut down good opportunities over trivial things. You're only shutting yourself away from what could be the best thing to ever happen to you.
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Re: Important life lessons - September 4th 2012, 04:35 AM

- Think before you act. Life is a beautiful experience that you only have one shot at, so don't do anything without first considering the consequences.
- Don't procrastinate. I'm still learning that lesson, haha. Bad habit. /:
- Be incredibly picky when choosing whether or not to date a person... it saved me from immeasurable amounts of heartache, and I'm now happily married with no previous relationships to have emotional baggage from.
- Education is the biggest key to a good future.
- For every wrongdoing someone does towards you, do a random act of kindness for someone else.


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