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It Is Time To Change Our Thinking

Updated on August 7, 2010

Years of learning the hard way

Year after year we do what is right

We were taught to earn respect and things will work their way out

To do any job to the best of your ability

Your rewards will be great

To spend time fixing things that are wrong

So you will not make the same mistakes as in the past

To shoot for the stars

But don't be surprised if you are the only one their

Be happy what you have

You really don't need more

When you work hard you earn an honest living

Take your free time to rest your mind and body

Don't forget to Love along the way

Life without love is no life to live

Dedication pays off but not as quick as you might think

People will come and go

You will meet many in your lifetime

Be happy

 So you don't have to carry Chip on your shoulders no more

If you make mistakes it is not the end of the world

You end up paying for it through the nose

Hopefully not in blood

When it gets dark out you should go to sleep

Unless you are in college and are studying

Because you didn't do it when you were suppose to

No use asking when you were suppose to find the time to study? You know you could of did it earlier when you were goofing off

You are not the brightest bulb on the tree

That is why  this year they bought a new tree

You think you have the answers?

But all you really have is more questions

Go to work like everyone else and earn a living

Writing is something for fun but their is no money in it

You think you have troubles ?

What would you of done when it really gets tough

Like when I grew up that is when boys were men

No time to waste

 Haven't you already doodled enough

If you can't make up your mind now ?

How many lifetimes do you need?

Don't feel sorry for yourself

I could of told you years ago this was going to happen

Look at the bright side

You have had it on easy street till now

Your troubles won't go away

They will just keep building till you give them to me

Once a nut always a nut

You think you have a good idea ?

Then where did you get it from ?

Nothing happens without a reason

You should of seen it coming

Didn't I teach you anything ?

You only have one life

Don't screw it up

You should of learned it in school

They just pass the kids through they don't really learn

All you have to do is figure out where you went wrong ?

Do you have the time to go back that far ?

I thought you were smarter than that

You surprised me again

Don't believe everything you hear or you will be mislead and be fooled most of the time

What goes up usually hits you in the face when you look

Here are just a few thoughts collected over the years

That nocked me for a loop


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      tammyswallow My parents taught me the simple things.Use common sense and respect your elders.Always be polite and if you are going to be late call first.The list goes on and on.In the end we try to be a better person than we were yesterday and when we see ourself in the mirror we are as proud as proud can be.Live and learn.Learning never stops and if you don't already know today is a good day.Thanx so much and hopefully we can laugh through the week and celebrate on the weekends.

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Great words of wisdom though it is easier said than done. We can't change other people but we can adjust our own thoughts. It sounds like you had an old school upbringing. Great hub!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      picklesandrufus These are some of the sayings I was told growing up. I always questioned to believe or not to believe.I wonder what affect it has on my life.Just more thoughts than I can understand but couldn't wait to see if I was the only one.Who has been told over and over again the truth or the absurd.I love dancing to the beat of my own drum.I forgot that one.If you think of more please share?Thanx for reading.

    • picklesandrufus profile image


      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      some of these are confining and others good advice. Either way, it is up to us to decide which ones work for us and which ones we want to throw away. I have heard most of these and probably threw most of them away over the dancing to the beat of my own drum. Vote up!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Joy56 I thought it should be the other way around.Thinking we have practiced change all our lives.Now it should be a breeze.I am willing to accept change if it is for my over all benefit and well being.If change is hurting me in any way I will resist it with all my power.Many times change holds both good and bad.But it takes time to notice both points of interest.

    • Joy56 profile image


      8 years ago

      change is not easy, the older you get the harder it is.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      deepthought Thank you and we have to accept change because it is good for us.Unfortunately it is a long slow process for me.You probably adjust very well.Hope all is fine.

    • deepthought profile image


      8 years ago from In the middle of nowhere and worldwide but still that T.O.kid from da north of America

      Well said my friend.Well said indeed.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick As promised I had a happy one.Pleasant memories are so sweet.THANKS.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      líve just smiled for you.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Carolina Muscle Some thoughts were told as good advice and others I have accumulated to believe it was the truth.Kind of a mixed bag.Thanks for listening.Dim Flaxenwick We all live a life we want to be proud of.Sometimes it takes turns we are not aware of and we have to struggle to find ourself again.I have learned life is more about trying than anything else.Welcome to my world.I would love to see a smile on your face right about now?Please?That makes my day a happy one.Thank you.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Very true. , and wise., . Must read it again.

      Thank you.

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      You're right... let go of the extra baggage and you'll end up much happier ! I like this !!!


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