Lessons

This post is the writing of Omer B Washington (slightly adapted here and there)

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I have learned that some people look but not everyone see’s

I have learned that If you love someone you have to tell them before it’s too late.

I have learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved.

I have learned that every living being is utterly unique and that no one is the same, despite similarities.

I have learned that you have to treat people the way you want to be treated.

I have learned that we are not born into this world but that we are born out of this world.

I have learned that no matter how much I care for some people, some people just don’t care back.

I have learned that some people hear you but they just don’t listen.

I have learned that it can takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it.

I have learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.

I have learned that sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and sometimes it’s not.

I have learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

I have learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.

I have learned that you don’t control your thoughts but that your thoughts control you.

I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people that’s important. It’s how they respond.

I’ve learned that there are at least two sides to a story.

I’ve learned that it can take a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned that it’s a lot easier to respond to antagonism than it is to stop and think.

I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you want to quit.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for our own actions and that others are equally responsible for theirs.

I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences they face.

I’ve learned that learning to forgive takes practice.

I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.

I’ve learned that money is the root of all evil.

I’ve learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you.

I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend someone is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned that our circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned that sometimes when my friends fight, I’m forced to choose sides even when I don’t want to.

I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.

I’ve learned that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned that the clothes I like best are the ones with the most holes in them.

I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.

I’ve learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.

I’ve learned that many things can be powered by the mind, the trick is self-control.

I’ve learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.

I’ve learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.

I’ve learned that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to us.

I’ve learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned that although the word “love” can have many different meaning, it loses value when overly used.

I’ve learned that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.

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