What is the most important lesson or lessons in life that you have learned over

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (18 posts)
  1. Genna East profile image82
    Genna Eastposted 7 years ago

    What is the most important lesson or lessons in life that you have learned over the years?

    For me, there are several; but the most important is to understand the importance of life-long learning, and being kind to others.

  2. LillyGrillzit profile image81
    LillyGrillzitposted 7 years ago

    There are many good lessons I have learned over the decades, the most important I have learned of late, is this: Do not let others define who you are. Take nothing personally.  Speak only what is true, especially during "self -talk."

    I continue to work on self improvement and learn new things every day.

    Thanks for this good question.

    1. Genna East profile image82
      Genna Eastposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for that wonderful answer, Lilly.   i think that self-improvement is noble endeavor, and is part of that life-long learning process.

  3. micadeolu profile image40
    micadeoluposted 7 years ago

    Well as for me, I have learned the power and the effects of loving and being loved. I guess that is the only true power in the world world. Any other good power flows from this. Thanks for the question.

    1. Genna East profile image82
      Genna Eastposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it is, Micadeolu.  One tenet that is common to all religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.) is this:  Love others and you would have yourself loved by them.  Yet it's the one precept that people have the most difficult time in following.

  4. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 7 years ago

    Hi Genna,

    Yes, there are many; but I have found for me is to forgive, so that each day we will experience contentment in this life no matter what is going on in our life at the time.  Of course, I will think of something else was I hit submit ...

    Great question.

    Blessings always

    1. Genna East profile image82
      Genna Eastposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Faith...

      Forgiveness is one of the miracles of humanity.  Hugs, and thank you for that beautiful answer. :-)

  5. Kathleen Cochran profile image79
    Kathleen Cochranposted 7 years ago

    Don't react to something that upsets you before getting a good night's rest.  Then see if you still want/need to react in the morning.  This one practice has saved me a ton of grief.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that is a very good one, Kathleen!

    2. Genna East profile image82
      Genna Eastposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So very true Kathleen and Faith.  Walk away or sleep on the issue first.  We can't control what happens to us in life, but we can control how we react to it..

  6. morningwind17 profile image61
    morningwind17posted 7 years ago

    well what i have learned is that one should never lose his decorum to please others or try to be over humble because then people  take you for granted

  7. mgeorge1050 profile image86
    mgeorge1050posted 7 years ago

    When I have a really big or emotional decision to make I always sleep on it.  I have learned to think about important decisions for a longer amount of time.

    1. Genna East profile image82
      Genna Eastposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can Kathleen had similar answers, and I agree.  Taking time to "sleep on it," I think works wonders and can often place things in an entirely  new light.  Thank you for your comment, George.

  8. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    This too shall pass. The sun will come up tomorrow.
    Simply accepting the fact life has highs and lows keeps me grounded. It also helps me keep things in perspective especially when disappointments and heartaches arise from time to time.
    Knowing that life is temporary and therefore any problem in life must also be temporary helps me to "roll with the punches". It also helps to always have something on your calendar to "look forward too".
    Sometimes just knowing you have an event, activity, vacation, or some outing coming up in few weeks or couple of months provides (proof) that everyday is not going to be just like today. Whenever people believe they have nothing to look forward to that causes them to want to give up. Learning to ride the lows as well as the highs is important. Everyday is a (new) day!

    1. Genna East profile image82
      Genna Eastposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So true!  One of the secrets to life is learning to take things in stride.  Sometimes we overlook the blessings we have in life when the tough times arrive.  Looking forward to what is in the also future helps.  Thank you! :-)

  9. tsmog profile image77
    tsmogposted 7 years ago

    Change is constant and inevitable. Accept change and discover the constant. Inevitably that will reoccur.

    1. Genna East profile image82
      Genna Eastposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well said, tsmog.  Thank you! :-)

  10. profile image0
    Daveadamposted 7 years ago

    The biggest lesson i learn't in my life, & i can't imagine there's a bigger or better lesson to learn..Was when i learn't about mindful distraction + mindful meditation, & emotions & feelings control practice..The reason why i think it's the biggest lesson we can learn in life, is because it answers so many questions about our life..Life to a person doing the training i mentioned, then becomes all about learning & growing..It's the most fascinating thing there is, & it's simple to do after a lot of practice & a good few months time.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)