I’ve learned…

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care,
some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust
and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life
but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself
to the best others can do,
but to the best you can do.

I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people,
It’s what they do about it.

I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it,
there are always two sides.

I’ve learned  that it’s taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be

I’ve learned  that it’s a lot easier
to react than it is to think.

I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you’ll see them.

I’ve learned that you can keep going
long after you think you can’t.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned –
that learning to forgive takes practice.

I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don’t know how to show it.

I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned –
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned –
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned –
that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you’re down
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned –
that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I’ve learned –
that just because someone doesn’t love you
the way you want them to doesn’t mean
they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned –
that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you’ve had
and what you’ve learned from them
and less to do with how many
birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned –
that you should never tell a child
their dreams are unlikely or outlandish.
Few things are more humiliating, and
what a tragedy it would be
if they believed it.

I’ve learned –
that your family won’t always
be there for you. It may seem funny,
but people you aren’t related to
can take care of you and love you
and teach you to trust people again.
Families aren’t biological.

I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend is,
they’re going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken,
the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.
And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned –
that we don’t have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned that sometimes you have to put the individual
ahead of their actions.

I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I’ve learned –
that there are many ways of falling
and staying in love.

I’ve learned that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves go farther in life.

I’ve learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours
by people who don’t even know you.

I’ve learned that even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned that writing,
as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.

I’ve learned –
that the paradigm we live in
is not all that is offered to us.

I’ve learned –
that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned that the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned –
that although the word “love”
can have many different meanings,
it loses value when overly used.

I’ve learned that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice
and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.

I’ve learned to love
and be loved.

I’ve learned…

a wise poem that was sent to my inbox a few times…until I’ve learned it…I can call it now part of my experience as well.

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