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Old 11-23-2015, 08:49 AM
 
Location: 48.0710 N, 118.1989 W
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-There are more idiots than intelligent people.

-Most people live life following the status quo and then wake up one day questioning everything. They realized they have lived a repressed life. People that go off the beaten track and live life scare and end up being resented by the many that sleepwalk through life.

-People seem to hate honest people. We all say we want the truth, but do we really want the truth?

-Knowledge in and of itself is worthless because it isn't what you know, but who you know.

-There are a lot of petty jerks in the world. The entire world has been broken down, organized, and categorized. Most people have labelled you.
YEP!
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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bell curve people
if i could profile the stock market like I can people I would buy and sell bill gates.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That you really do get to pick whether or not you're happy.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That eliminating people who don't bring positivity to your life is essential.

Seriously. Looking back, I wonder why I ever put up with anyone who caused one single ounce of drama or unpleasantness in my life.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:12 PM
 
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Over the past sixty years plus, my simplest rule has been:

Most of us have two ears and only one mouth. If there is a reason, it is to listen twice as much as you speak.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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What I have learned SO FAR after over 50 years of life:

#1 - Don't be too nice
#2 - Believe in God
#3 - Don't wait until you're 30 or older to have children
#4 - Other than your family, don't count on other people too much. Count on yourself first.
#5 - Go to college or learn a trade early on that will pay you well. Money isn't everything, but it's no fun to constantly struggle and worry about money.
#6 - Don't ever go into a lot of debt for a car and don't buy more house than you really need
#7 - Be an independent thinker, not a crowd follower
#9 - By used furniture that's solid wood, not newer, assembled particle board junk. Buy quality items whenever possible and things that last, don't waste money on cheaply made crap you have to keep replacing. Take care of your assets, no matter how humble.
#10 - Teach your children to be self-sufficient. It's the number one responsibility of being a parent, and the best gift you can give them.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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At 73, I have learned anger is my worst enemy (I really learned that a few years ago). My going over the edge never did anything about what I was angry at. I had to learn to deal with it, remove myself from it or learn to find peace with it.
I have learned I never should have worked so hard to be liked/loved. If it didn't come naturally, it was not real.
I have learned I trusted people way more than I should have.
I have learned that life as an older single (I'm divorced for 32+ yrs) woman is not a curse.
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:50 AM
 
Location: 48.0710 N, 118.1989 W
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These are all great and awesome replies. Real food for thought I might add.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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At 73,

I have learned I trusted people way more than I should have.
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I'm there with you on this one. I have been too nice, too giving, and too trusting too often, especially in my younger years. Nothing wrong with being respectful of others, but too nice, too trusting, and too giving of yourself is NOT an advantage in this life. I've "wised up", but it's taken some painful lessons to get there.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:58 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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^^ ...and then to let it roll off when you're accused of being a b*tch. Yeah.
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