Lessons from Life

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Here are few of the lessons that I learnt over the years about life:

  1. You can never make everyone happy, and you’ll be far happier not even trying for that.
  2. Family is not just a group of people you live with, it’s much more.
  3. Friends are an integral part of your life and good friends are often realized after testing times.
  4. Education and literacy are two different concepts. Classrooms won’t teach you everything to become educated.
  5. Life is not in the magnanimous goals, but the little moments that one often takes for granted.
  6. You would miss your school life as soon as you get out of school, and the yearning would only increase.
  7. Money can’t buy everything, but many people that come in your life would struggle to understand this concept.
  8. No matter how much you care about them, few people will be ungrateful and unfaithful – you would have to move on.
  9. The two most important words in any language are ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’.
  10. If you want true happiness, give someone your genuine help without thinking about any reward.
  11. You have to keep your business/profession separate from your personal/social life – and know when it’s either.
  12. Compromise may not be a beautiful concept, but it isn’t as ugly as people tell you it is. It helps you remain humble while keeping your aim high.
  13. If you want wisdom, an easy route is to talk to people under the age of 7 or over the age of 70.
  14. The art of asking the right questions is half the knowledge.
  15. Moderation is the path of safety.
  16. When you’re a ‘nobody’, most people would almost always ignore you; as soon as you’re on your way to growth, success or prosperity, most people would almost always give you more attention than you would expect. Don’t think too much about them – just learn from their behavior. That’s how the world works.
  17. Always be thankful to God for both what He gave you, and what He didn’t.
  18. Get on terms with ‘failure’ – if you accept it faster, learn from it and move forward, you’d be better off.
  19. Long run is not always so long. So keep investing some time, energy and money for the long run.
  20. The ability to keep things in perspective will take you places. Most of the things that happen to you won’t matter in a decade’s time or at least in the perspective of an entire lifetime.
  21. You should gel in with all kinds of people, but never lose your own color because if do the latter, you are no longer you, but just another one of them.
  22. Accept your mistakes. Correct them and apologize quickly, if needed.
  23. Learn from wherever and whomever it is possible.
  24. Travel would broaden your mind, but only if it’s open in the first place.
  25. Don’t accept what everyone tells you at ‘face value’ – most things you hear would need a discount factor before they come near reality.