3 Key Lessons I’ve Learned In Life
The few lessons I’ve learned in my short time on this Earth.
There’s only so many times people can keep making the same mistake before they realize it’s a mistake. Many of these lessons are from those who are older, and some are even from younger; I don’t judge wiseness on age. I believe in old souls (like myself) who come back for a reason. Here are the many, but few, lessons I’ve learned in my life:
1. Listen to the wise.
When I was around fifteen, I didn’t think anyone knew anything. I thought the world was like a movie, that fairy tales and villains were as obvious. My family always warned me to watch out for myself, but of course being an angsty teen, I’d brush it off. As you grow older, you realize the world is exactly as you see it. A wise person once told me, as the adult I am today, “Don’t say you don’t trust people. Trust those people, because that’s who they really are. Trust everyone, because that liar will lie, the cheater will cheat on you, and that backstabber will stab you right in the back. So if you notice a trend with someone, trust that you’re not any different.” Those few words changed my life forever. I always used to be the one who never trusted, but now I trust everyone and their word, but once they break that trust there’s no going back.
2. Love one another.
Many years of being full of hate, regret, and remorse, I’ve learned that you’re just wasting the years left you have on God’s green Earth. There’s no point, and no way you can be happy in life with so much hate. I’ve lost friends, family, boyfriends, anything you can name because of a poor attitude. I was angry at the wrong people and would unconsciously push people away. The reason I was like that was because I never wanted people to get too close to me because people who got close always left me or hurt me. That was my coping mechanism, but I realized how much of a bad one it was because I had no one. I learned to be happier and let people in because that’s the purpose of life; to learn, make mistakes and prosper from them. Being angry never solved anything. It only made me feel more alone. With the help of my loved ones, I learned how life truly works if I want to be happy.
3. Don’t waste time on the unimportant.
This one for me has been a bigger impact than the others. In life, everyone experiences love, heartbreak, distrust and hate, but everyone gets back up. Most people spend way more time than necessary getting back up from it, but the advice I’ve received from others is: it doesn’t matter. The hurt goes away eventually. So yes, be sad about it, but don’t spend you’re whole life in regret. Don’t blame yourself for anything, and most certainly don’t let anyone else blame you for something. The unimportant is exactly what it sounds like. There’s so much more to life than the bad and if you focus on the good, you will live a more successful and happy life.