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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