Life Lessons We All Had To Learn The Hard Way
What’s the piece of advice you regret not listening to the most? Did it pertain to the boy your mother warned you about? Or the gut feeling you had but ignored about that so-called friend?
Whatever it is, you shouldn’t waste too much time feeling bad about it. There are some life lessons that we all have to learn the hard way. Until you’ve been through some struggles, it’s hard to believe how difficult they truly are. Thankfully, everything in life is a learning experience. And doing better is all about knowing better.
What are the lessons you learned along the way that you wish you would’ve known earlier? Add them in the comment section and we’ll cut down on some of the lumps and bumps of one of life’s toughest teaching methods.
Your Mother Really Did Know Best
Remember when teenage you thought you knew it all?
Don’t S–t Where You Eat
Relationships at work, with that guy in your building — they all seem like they’ll be the exception in the beginning. That is until they blow up in your face and put you in some pretty crappy positions.
You Can’t Change A Grown Man
We have all tried this one at one point or another. No dice.
Not Every “Friend” Is A Friend
We’ve all had a friend who smiled in our faces while stabbing us in the back. It’s OK though, they taught us an important lesson about being careful when it comes to who you trust.
Racism Is Real — And Ugly
Remember the first time you dealt with it?
Don’t Live With Your Friends
If you want to keep being friends. Roommates are hard to live with.
You Can Choose Your Family
Sometimes it takes a rough patch with the folks you’re related to for you to realize that your friendships can be some of the most important relationships in your life.
Not Every Love Lasts Forever
But that’s OK. They teach you that you’re more resilient than you thought you were. On to the next!
There Is a Such Thing As Working Too Hard
No one ever said, “I wish I’d spent more time in the office” when it’s all said and done. Your career is important, but you’ll create the memories that last a lifetime when you’re out of the office.
Don’t Make Assumptions
This one had to “make an a– out of you and me” a few times before it sunk in.
Believe It The First Time When People Show You Who They Are
No matter what you want to believe about a person, their actions speak the loudest.
Time Heals All Wounds
We’ve all been hurt, but even pain that seems like it will last forever eventually gets better.
You Don’t Have to Be Nice
Some people will let you “yes” your way to an early grave. Every nice person has had to learn to put their foot down and stand up for themselves (and that people will get over it when you do).
You Don’t Have to Live Up to Their Expectations
We all spent a lot of time doing what was expected of us. But deciding to follow your own path is the best way to realize that only you know what’s best for you.