Wisdom of an aged and experienced soul

I have learned . . .
You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone loving someone without trying to make that someone love you.
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I have learned . . .
No matter how much I care, some people just don’t care and certainly a lot don’t care about what I care.

I have learned . . .
It takes years to build trust and only seconds to build a Lego figure.

I have learned . . .
It’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life, unless the what and who are one in the same.

I have learned . . .
You can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes, which is still much longer than getting by with cruelty.

I have learned . . .
No matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides and only one should be buttered.

I have learned . . .
It’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be—Tyrone Power, who is dead.

I have learned . . .
It’s a lot easier to react than it is to think about reacting. Think about it.

I have learned . . .
You should always leave loved ones with loving words and hated ones with words of hatred.

I have learned . . .
You can keep going long after you think you can’t, unless it’s in a car heading for a cliff.

I have learned . . .
We are responsible for what we do, but most of the time others are to blame.

I have learned . . .
Either you control your attitude or someone else will clean your clock with it.

I have learned . . .
Heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done but mostly to save their own Asses.

I have learned . . .
Forgiving takes practice and failing to practice should be forgiven.

I have learned . . .
There are people who love you dearly but just don’t know how to show it with their appendages.

I have learned . . .
Money is a lousy way of keeping score, unless each dollar equals a point.

I have learned . . .
Sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down, kick you before you even hit the ground.

I have learned . . .
True friendship continues to grow, ordinary friendship has a growth limit and no friendship can lead to murder.

I have learned . . .
Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to love you, it is your right to dump them.

I have learned . . .
It isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes it would be nice of God showed up and forgave you.

I have learned . . .
No matter how badly your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I have learned . . .
Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we become, but ultimately we die anyway.

I have learned . . .
Just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they love each other.

I have learned . . .
Sometimes you have to put the individual before the rod and the child spared for the individual.

I have learned . . .
We don’t have to change friends if we have nothing of equal value.

I have learned . . .
Two people can look at the exact same thing and forget one another are there.

I have learned . . .
There are many ways of falling and staying in love. However, you can rarely do both.

I have learned . . .
No matter the consequences, those who are honest always tell the truth.

I have learned . . .
People who cannot tell time can change your life in a matter of moments.

I have learned . . .
Even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, it is confirmed there is nothing more to give.

I have learned . . .
Credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being, especially if they are written in crayon.

I have learned . . .
The people you care most about in life are those you rarely meet.

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Known for his comedic acumen, Cotolo has made his living as a writer and a performer all of his life and during the lives of others. He is the author of the novel License to Skill and has co-authored its screenplay version, Molotov Memoirs, a collection of short stories. The Complete and Unabridged History of Japan, an epic novel, and a serious novella, Sweet Shephered. Frank Cotolo was born in Brooklyn and has worked in broadcasting, film, theater, music and television. He is currently the host of Cotolo Chronicles, one of the Internet’s first live broadcast radio shows.

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