I was looking through some old data cds this weekend and came across an article written by Dave Barry called “25 Things I’ve Learned in 50 Years”. His list inspired me to compile things that I have learned.
- Life is dull without music
- Taking a vacation once in a while is okay
- It is better to have 1 good friend than having 10, 15, or 100
- Self doubt can hold you back and make you miss out on a lot of opportunities
- Be well-rounded and open-minded towards other beliefs and ideas
- Working hard does not always get you ahead
- Buying designer or more expensive products does not always equal quality
- Never stop educating yourself
- It’s okay to be alone rather than settling for below your standards
- Attending Church does not make you automatically a Holy person, faith does
- Losing people you love is the worst experience
- A thoughtful card means more than a gift
- Jealousy is hard to overcome
- No one is normal
- Your brain can turn to mush if you do not do something to exercise it
- Being silent can make you appear more intelligent
- Always say thank you when someone holds the door open for you
- Things aren’t always greener on the other side
- People aren’t inherently evil. Some people just suck.
- Never take things for granted, life can change in a flash
- It is impossible to be liked by everyone
- People change, but almost never when or how you want them to
- No one can truly motivate you but yourself
- It can take a lifetime to figure out what makes you happy
- You learn a lot about people, when you are going through tough times
- Don’t expect everyone to have the same values
- It is important to learn the names of people
- Peer pressure in adulthood does exist
- Words are extremely powerful. One cruel remark can wound someone for life
- Karma does exist
- Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself
- There is so much more to learn and experience
You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
You should not confuse your career with your life. (This one is my problem, LOL)
A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.