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Learning a Life Lesson

Updated on May 26, 2016

“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”
Source: Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise: A Play

What Shaffer said should be memorized by each and every person. You cannot postpone things for tomorrow since you won't do it tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. You are living your life so make up your mind, do something, and take responsibility for what you do and what you say.

This is what I learned when I was 10 years old and my Dad scolded me for not doing anything when a boy next door was picking on me.

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”
Source: Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

I learnt this when I was 14 years old and was fighting with my friend (well, at that time my nemesis) over one boy until I saw how deep her affection towards him was.

Not sure whether this is directly related to what Kalwar said but in my opinion there is some connection.

"Lies only exist if we believe in them."
Source: a blog article

I realized this in my final of high school when I was choosing to which college to enroll. We all know how crazy it may be, especially if a more than two of your classmates are applying to the same college and you (well, not only you) are worry whether you can make it while others are trying to make you fall.

"It's not about how you do it, but how you say it."

Source: a blog article

Many may disagree with this point, but when I just got my first work, I came to realize two totally the same things may be evaluated differently solely based on how they were presented. Surely, one may do great job but if (s)he cannot present it properly or is too shy to step up, this person will be stepped on.

These are just few (but quite important) of the many lessons I've learned so far.

P.S. Feel free to share yours


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