What Have You 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
    that's important. It's what they do about it.
I've learned -
    that you can do something in an instant
    that will give you heartache for life.
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 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 regardless of how hot and steamy
    a relationship is at first,
    the passion fades and there had better be
    something else to take its place.
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 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 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 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 sometimes when my friends fight,
    I'm forced to choose sides
    even when I don't want to.
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 sometimes you have to put
    the individual ahead of their actions.
I've learned -
    that we don't have to change friends
    if we understand that friends change.
I've learned -
    that you shouldn't be so
    eager to find out a secret.
    It could change your life forever.
I've learned -
    that two people can look
    at the exact same thing
    and see something totally different.
I've learned -
    that no matter how you try to protect
    your children, they will eventually get hurt
    and you will hurt in the process.
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
    get farther in life.
I've learned -
    that no matter how many friends you have,
    if you are their pillar you will feel lonely
    and lost at the times you need them most.
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 appreciate and pass on a good message.
I've learned-
     That peace of mind is very precious.-Anonymous

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