Life lessons

peapod
#1
Do you have a single most powerful life lesson that you would like to share with others? I have a few, but right now I have to do some work, I be back later to read all your wonderful posts :P or not
 
I think not
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Do you have a single most powerful life lesson that you would like to share with others? I have a few, but right now I have to do some work, I be back later to read all your wonderful posts :P or not

Love thy neighbor (outside of the biblical reference) doesn't always apply.
 
Twila
#3
Take responsibility for your actions.

Don't be a victim of yourself

Let it go. It really doesn't matter. Learn the good from it. Let go of the bad.

Smile. All the time. For the hell of it.

Listen. Don't advice. They'll ask your opinion if they want it. Don't assume they need it. don't be angry if they don't take it.

I can't remember where I heard this or who said it but it's brilliant:

"Happiness is a journey. Not a destination.
 
MMMike
#4
Quote:

Take responsibility for your actions.

You got it, Twila. This was one of the most difficult life lessons I ever learned. When I was just 16, with very little money, I was out with some friends. It was late at night, and I was backing my old beater car out of a parking spot at some motel or bar (? I can't remember). Anyway, I was stupid and cut the wheel, and then backed up. Of course my front end swung around and sideswiped the car parked next to me - it did quite a bit of damage. Every part of me screamed 'get out of there!', but I stopped. I went in to the place and tracked down the fellow who owned the car, and explained what had happened. I gave him my contact info and agreed to pay for all damages. I had to work for months to pay it off, but it was a great lesson, and I can still look back now and be proud.
 
mrmom2
#5
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
 
no1important
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

Take responsibility for your actions.

Don't be a victim of yourself

Let it go. It really doesn't matter. Learn the good from it. Let go of the bad.

Smile. All the time. For the hell of it.

Listen. Don't advice. They'll ask your opinion if they want it. Don't assume they need it. don't be angry if they don't take it.

I can't remember where I heard this or who said it but it's brilliant:

"Happiness is a journey. Not a destination.

Those are wise words we should all try to live by ,Twila. Well said.
 
Reverend Blair
#7
Zig Zag green papers are in the package backwards, so if you roll a cigarette in the dark by feel it will fall apart after you light it and the hot ember will become entangled in your chest hair.

That's a life lesson I won't forget soon.
 
LadyC
#8
Courtesy of my Grandad...
Believe half of what you see and nothing of what you hear.

From my autograph book, courtesy of my old minister...
Don't be what you isn't,
Just be what you is,
'Cause when you is what you isn't,
Then you isn't what you is!
 
Vanni Fucci
#9
From the back of my t-shirt:

Be the change that you want in the world. --Ghandi

 
Walrus
#10
People learn by making mistakes. Wise people learn from the mistakes of others.
 
peapod
#11
I like your t shirts vanni :P

Well ehm...lets see I was thinking about more along the lines of humour, such a question is something pondered, like forever. :P

I always like to find things out for myself, this can be both good and bad :P An example would be when we would visit my nanny (grandmother) on the shores of lake huron. ( I just like saying that, it makes me feel like hawathia. She would get ice on the inside of her window panes. We were fascinated by ice inside, and I was told why I should not put my tongue on the window. Yes it was all revealed, the science, the conquences laid out. Still tho, I had to find out for myself...and everything they told me was true. I know it was because I found out for myself :P
 
LadyC
#12
Never put regular dish soap in the dishwasher, particularly if it's a built-in.
 
kden604
#13
Word to the Wise:

If you have been outside for several hours in the arctic, don't try to pee for atleast 30 minutes when you get back in to a warm environment Severe shrinkage and urination don't mix.
 
Twila
#14
Quote:

Never put regular dish soap in the dishwasher, particularly if it's a built-in.

This is sound advice. However, there are some people who are simply unable to take advice such as this without knowing the 'why". Such as myself.

I now know the "why" of it. But I had to find out the hard way. Or rather the wet sudsy way.



Life lessons with humour is what your looking for, eh Pea?

Well here's one for you. Never let a goat chew on your pony tail. It looks cute while they're doing it. However at some point they will chew through and you will be left lopsided!

Never tell small children that they have 'tatoes in their ears. You'll scare them. Instead simply call it what it is..ear wax. No need to cutsy it up for them. You'll only make them cry. Like I did to my daughter, who found it particularily horrifying to have vegetable growing inside her ears.
 
LadyC
#15
My sis and I experimented with the dish soap too... we even added more on the cutlery.

Not particularly funny, but I also learned its's not a good idea to tell a frightened child that they're "safe now". My son gets night terrors, and when I told him that, he looked at me with huge eyes and asked "From what?!?"

Good point.
 
Twila
#16
Some children are far too literal.

I asked my daughter to clean her room. I said "I want everything picked up off the floor"

She started bawling and wailing about how she didn't know if she was even able to pick up her dresser or her bed.
 
LadyC
#17
When my daughter was 3 she was given a $3 allowance to do chores, which included cleaning up her room. Her Dad told her one Saturday to get at it, and when she balked he told her she wouldn't get her allowance till it was done. She immediately went to her room, and before we could be impressed with how well that worked, she reappeared, and handed him a Twonie and a Loonie and said, "Here's $3 Daddy. Go clean up my room."

Clever girl.
 
Twila
#18
Your daughter is quite briliant, LadyC. How old is she now?
 
Cathou
#19
Here the simgle most important life teach me : Never regret anything : No matter hard or painfull is the path that you life have take, everything you live contribute to make yourself what you are.
 
manda
#20
Think twice before acting..you want to be remember for the good things you've done, not getting caught in a comprimising position
 

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