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What are the biggest things you’ve learned in life to date?

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The only person you can ever really depend on is yourself.

Grief sucks.

Losing yourself in a really good book is more powerful than any drug.

ProudMary Level 8 Nov 8, 2018
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That it’s ok, IMPORTANT, to set boundaries and stick to them or some people will take advantage of you. I learned the hard way.

A2Jennifer Level 7 Nov 7, 2018
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This is exactly what I was going to say!!

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The only person I can change and control is myself.

LiterateHiker Level 8 Nov 7, 2018
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You are 100% correct. Too many people don’t grasp that.

Many people cannot do that.

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I've learned that some of the biggest lessons are at the expense of our children and loved ones.
That is painful knowledge, but makes me much more cautious and appreciative.

Donotbelieve Level 8 Nov 8, 2018
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That I need to have my own back. If I can't be there for myself, life is going to be a whole lot harder... Also, setbacks and disappointments are not the end of the world, but opportunities to learn.

bleurowz Level 8 Nov 8, 2018
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There are 2 kinds of people in life, those who want to contribute and those who want to contaminate. Those who want to contaminate are attracted to me and want to hang out contaminating my life. Lol.

The beliefs I was raised with were just false and futile coping mechanisms by the adults expressing them.

I'm a stronger person when I am true to myself. More content, relaxed, and happier. Yet, when I'm true to myself, I'm at odds with the crowd, so I've learned to be happy being on the outside of the fray.

Marriage is outdated. Long-term relationships are unnatural.

Most people go through life with self-imposed blinders, which they will defend to the death.

College recruiters, marketing, and admissions are pretty much like used car sales people. Check under the hood before making a commitment.

linxminx Level 6 Nov 8, 2018
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Be grateful for what you have, no matter what you have. You can always strive to improve your situation, but appreciate what you have.

LeslieV2 Level 5 Nov 8, 2018
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Aww love this!

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Trust no one

Aivery Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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Stay on my medication.

Seriously. Some folks don't get the right balance of medications to make them feel normal. I was lucky to find that balance, but tried weaning myself from them.

Big mistake.

MrLizard Level 8 Nov 8, 2018
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Dont eat yellow snow

Geordie Level 3 Nov 8, 2018
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Have no expectations except for yourself, keep learning, and make goals to be achieved no matter your age.

Holiday Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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Do whatever the fuck I want. I’m kind and a good human being so I don’t need any ones validation except mine.

Sandy6767 Level 6 Nov 8, 2018
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People will criticize you no matter what you do.

valerina Level 7 Nov 9, 2018
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  1. Anyone can be wrong, even me.
John_Tyrrell Level 5 Nov 8, 2018
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Try not to be judgmental:
Keep an open mind
Be kind

Bluegreen Level 3 Nov 8, 2018
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Beware of your own conditioning, and always think for yourself.

Denker Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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You can really only control your own actions....anything else is illusory.

Marionville Level 8 Nov 8, 2018
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Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. Practice good self care.

shockwaverider Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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The more I learn, the more I discover how little I do really know..... One life time is just not enough

IamNobody Level 8 Nov 11, 2018
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-Always be prepared to change your mind. About anything.
-It's ok to say 'I don't know'.
-Nobody knows what you're thinking.

Moobellob Level 4 Nov 9, 2018
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If you keep doing new things/learning... your mind will stay young.
Hard times do get better.
Getting enough sleep is integral.
Money does help.
A healthy body helps maintain a healthy mind.
Parenting is learn on the job... everybody wings it.
Kids grow up quick... make the most of their youth.
Generally speaking, regret will only come from the things that you DONT do.
Falling in love is 10 out of 10 fun... losing it hurts 20 out of 10.
It's better to have loved and lost than never loved.
Follow your dreams and work hard but make time for friends, family and yourself.
Meditation works.
Anything can be learnt, languages, social skills, sports, etc, etc, etc.
Don't be fearful of anything or at least be brave enough to overcome those fears so that they cannot hinder your journey.

Jonboy Level 3 Nov 8, 2018
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That there is some truth to the research showing a correlation between strength of views and propensity to be provably wrong

OwlInASack Level 6 Nov 8, 2018
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Buy low Sell high.

BusaBudz Level 5 Nov 9, 2018
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Make compassion and evidence your foundation for life.

SalC Level 5 Nov 8, 2018
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Don't eat yellow snow.

nvrnuff Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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