I've learnt

Quite a stunner of a chain e-mail I received recently. For all manners and purposes, we can safely assume, I'm back. Grin.

I’ve learned.....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 birthdays you have celebrated.

I’ve learned.....its took me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned.....you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved; the rest is up to them.

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

I’ve learned.....it takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it.

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

I've learned.....its not what you have in your life but who you have in life that counts.

I’ve learned.....you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believe it.

I’v'e learned.....you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

I’ve learned.....you can do something in an instant that which will give you heartache for life.

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

I’ve learned.....we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

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

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

I’ve learned.....sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

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

I’ve learned.....it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others, sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

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

I’ve learned.....our background and circumstances may have influence on who we are, but we are responsible for what we become.

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

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

I’ve learned.....even when I have pain, I don’t have to be one.

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

I’ve learned.....the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon. Cherish and appreciate them now.

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

I’ve learned.....life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I’ve learned.....making a “living” is not the same thing as making a ”life.”

I’ve learned.....we are born with two eyes in front because we must not always look behind but see what lies ahead beyond ourselves. We are born with two ears, one left and one right, so that we can hear both sides, collect both the compliments and criticisms. We are born with a brain concealed in a skull, then no matter how poor we seem to be, we are still rich and no one can steal what our brain contains. We are born with two eyes, two ears but one mouth for the mouth is a sharp weapon. It can hurt, flirt and kill: remember our motto --- talk less, listen and see more. We are born with only one heart, deep in our ribs and it reminds us to appreciate and give love from deep within. Real beauty lies not in the physical appearance, but in the heart.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back :-) It is good to see you back on track. What an apt entry?!!! for all of us. If I may just add to the final point a motto in life that I coined recently - I have learned to Listen and Look, Think and then Talk - in short LLTT. Hopefully it will catch on as a buzz phrase in Education soon... Wishful thinking? hehehehehe (Posted by Sel)

ah_neh said...

Still, a little TCSS [talk cock sing song] is still needed for a healthy life :)