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What I've Learned
I've learned that 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 that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
I've learned that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that
I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd
better know something.
I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do but to the best
you can do.
I've learned that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they
do about it.
I've learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for
I've learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
I've learned that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I've learned that it's a lot easier to react than it is to 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 can't.
I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I've learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the
passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
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.
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
I've learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I've learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
I've learned that 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 that 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 that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same
goes for true love.
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 with all they have.
I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and
what you've earned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I've learned that 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 believed it.
I've learned that your family won't always be there for you.
It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and
teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological.
I've learned that 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 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
I've learned that our background and 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
I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally
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 no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar you will
feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.
I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even
I've learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to
you, you will find the strength to help.
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 meanings, 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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