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Lessons I’ve Learned thus far in life 2012

July 1, 2011
  1. Scratching only makes it worse.
  2. The worst possible outcome is not very likely to occur, and even if it does, it’s not that bad.
  3. The internet can solve a great deal of your problems, but not everything.
  4. There is no substitute for first hand experience.
  5. Some people are just assholes.
  6. Having good friends is very, very important.
  7. It’s OK to make mistakes.
  8. The perception you have of yourself deeply affects how you interact with the world.
  9. Hindsight is 20/20.
  10. The truth will set you free, but first it will punch you in the face.
  11. You should always be aspiring towards a dream.
  12. In a great deal of cases confidence is competence.
  13. Money can only buy you happiness to a certain extent.
  14. Self-pity is extremely harmful.
  15. You can fall in love with the way a person writes.
  16. Looks are very deceiving.
  17. Everyone at one point in their lives has either slapped themselves in the face or talked to a mirror.
  18. You never know unless you try.
  19. Some people can’t handle the truth.
  20. Nobody is unbeatable.
  21. Sometimes you have to do things that you don’t like, for people you don’t like. Just remember it doesn’t last forever.
  22. If you honestly don’t know the answer, it’s not a stupid question.
  23. Be skeptical of those who claim to have the answers to life’s most difficult questions.
  24. God is for the individual. Religion is for the community. via @SilverWingsJS
  25. As you are read this there’s something that you have to do, but you’re putting it off. Do it now.
  26. When you take 2 steps forward it’s called progress. When you take 2 steps forward and 1 step back, it’s still called progress.
  27. Parents just want what’s best for you, but at the same time parents just don’t understand.
  28. Critics don’t know what the fuck they’re talking about.
  29. Manners cost you nothing, and yet their use always tends to pay you back.
  30. Worrying is both time consuming and ineffective.
  31. Never feel guilty if you’re unsure of what you want to do with your life.
  32. Really get to know your parents and grandparents. They’re more interesting than you could ever imagine, and they won’t be around forever.
  33. The best medicine is laughter. And, you know, I guess antibiotics is a close second.
  34. Don’t let your  success go to your head no matter how much you’ve earned it, and don’t let the failure break your heart.
  35. There is nothing to fear but fear itself. And snakes…and spiders…and the growing strength of the Chinese economy.
  36. I believe it was maybe Shakespeare who said, “you should never sell-out or compromise just to make a bunch of assholes like you.”
  37. Rules are meant to be logically bent when the situation calls for it.
  38. Regret is worse than embarrassment.
  39. Practice ALWAYS makes you better.
  40. Travel broadens the mind.
  41. It’s not a punishment from God and it’s not Karma. Sometimes shit just happens. Deal with it.
  42. You never keep a lady waiting.
  43. Beauty magazines are evil and unnecessary.
  44. Education is never a waste of time.
  45. Experiences are more important than products.
  46. The path to success in any field involves perseverance, adaptation, constant re-formulations and an immunity to criticism.
  47. Take full advantage of your youth while you still have it.
  48. Always seek to better yourself and those around you.
  49. If you have the opportunity to help someone, even if it’s a small gesture, do it.
  50. If you want to fail this world and everyone in it will allow you that opportunity.
  51. Invest in your skills not in your Jordans.
  52. When you hide, for better or for worse, it’s because you’re scared.
  53. It’s fun playing the blame game for a while, but it doesn’t really solve anything.
  54. When procrastinating do so productively.
  55. Nobody has ever made it entirely on their own, and you won’t either.
  56. There’s no such thing as an overnight success.
  57. Particularly if you’re young, you should be making as many mistakes as possible.
  58. The past is not meant to be used as a stick to beat yourself with.
  59. In order to grow and improve you need to constantly and consistently step out of your comfort zone.
  60. At some level you have to admit that you are where you are because of either the choices you’ve made or the choices you’ve allowed others to make for you.
  61. Written on a tombstone: “I was once where you are. One day you will be where I am.” -Deepak Chopra

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