Have you ever acquired a profound life lesson through challenging experiences? In an online discussion, a user posed the question, “What’s a crucial lesson you gained through adversity?” The response was an influx of contributors eager to share their insights.
12. Always Write Loans on Paper
“Don’t lend money to anyone unless it’s on paper and terms of repayment are set and signed before even a penny is exchanged. This will save you from losing a lot of family and friends but also save you from losing the money you may have otherwise lost. If they can’t pay you back right on time, you can always give them unlimited time to, but if they ever try to make a run for it with your money, there’s evidence otherwise; it’s your word vs. their word. I know it’s inconvenient and tempting not to because they’re the people you trust the most in your life, but I learned this lesson several times the hard way and never saw it coming once,” a user confesses.
11. Know When to Stop Drinking
A wide range of individuals admits the hardest life lesson they ever learned was their limit with alcohol. One references a great phrase from Vernon Law, “Life is the hardest teacher. It gives you the test first, then the lesson.”
10. Stand Up for Yourself
Never let anyone walk all over you. Even if you feel your confidence wavering, as soon as someone walks all over you, others will too. You need to be able to stand up for yourself and defend your image for your protection. Re-learning how to stand up for yourself is a challenging process.
9. Big Hearts Break
Sensitive people are one-of-a-kind, but not everyone is sensitive. Sometimes, others will take advantage of your big heart and break it without a second thought. To avoid this, you have to balance how much you trust and let people in. A sad lesson to learn but an essential one.
8. Wear a Helmet
As someone who spent their childhood skateboarding around others who never wore helmets, I’ve seen teeth fall out of skulls, instant concussions, and black eyes occur, all from falling with no helmet. Protect your head, and wear a helmet. Looking “uncool” is far better than losing teeth or suffering permanent brain damage to keep up your reputation.
7. Trust Your Gut
Your intuition is usually right. Trust it when you feel like something is wrong. You will avoid accidents, mishaps, and bad situations if you trust yourself. This tactic resembles the statement, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
6. Don’t Take Anything for Granted
You never know when the last time you see someone will be, and you never know how quickly something could change. Take your time to be grateful and acknowledge the good things in your life because you could lose it all instantly. Take moments to tell those you love. You love them.
5. Don’t Ask Questions You Don’t Want To Know
As Billie Eilish sings in “My Strange Addiction,” “Don’t ask questions you don’t wanna know.” If something makes you uncomfortable, trust your intuition and avoid asking the question. If you feel like you’ll end up hurt, don’t ask the question.
4. Failure is Inevitable
In life, you’re bound to stumble and face setbacks. But don’t see them as obstacles; think of them as the building blocks of your character. Each stumble makes you stronger, every setback fuels your determination, and every failure motivates you to keep going. Embrace these challenges because they’re like the furnace where your strength and determination are forged, pushing you closer to your goals and success.
3. Fear is a Liar
Fear has a way of making things seem scarier than they really are. But if you confront your fears directly, you’ll often find that they aren’t as intimidating as they appear. It’s like shining a light in a dark room – once you see what’s there, it’s not as scary as your imagination made it out to be. So, face your fears with courage, and you’ll be surprised at how manageable they can become.
2. Stretch Every Day
Few things are more important than stretching. As you get older, your body feels more and more pain. To mitigate that pain, stretch when you wake up and before bed. Trust me; your body will thank you later.
1. Wear Sunscreen
Skin cancer is real. I have friends who refuse to wear sunscreen because they think it reduces their tan. I have other friends who deal with skin cancer and mention how important it is to lather on the SPF. Source: Reddit.
Seriously Weird Facts You Should Know…
Remember when you used to be able to get a random cat fact sent to you every day? Or when you could text services like Ask Jeeves or ChaCha and ask for answers or information? An online discussion turned into thousands of people sharing fun, weird facts, and here are a few of my favorites.
Some of my favorite songs from the 1990’s were one hit wonders, did you like any of these songs?
10 Unsanitary Things We All Do
Good hygiene is important for staying healthy. Even if you think you’re clean, there might be things you do that aren’t very hygienic. A group on the internet discussed everyday habits that can be unhygienic. Are they right?
10 Things You Should Try Doing Alone
Doing things alone can be scary. But once you get used to it, it can be enjoyable! People shared things that they like to do when they’re by themselves, and the good things that come from doing them. Most of these activities don’t require spending money, and you can start doing them right now!
Cassity has had a love of blogging since 2007, when she started her first blog Remodelaholic.com Since then as her interests have grown, and so has her need to share more things that she loves. Tipsaholic was born to share interesting lifestyle, family, kids, travel and financial topics, plus a bunch of stuff in between. I hope you learn some great tips and share them with those you love!