16 People On The Most Important Thing They’ve Learned Up Until Now

Instead of creating a list of my own life lessons, I thought I would compile a list of what the people around me had to say. So I asked the question, “What was the most important thing you’ve learned in life until this point?”

1. Celeste, 24

As you get older, your interests will continue to change. No state of mind is permanent.

2. Ruth, 23

I would say… You can’t make everyone happy, and the sooner you accept that the easier life’s gonna be.

3. Carrie, 53

The power of WORDS. They can build you up or destroy. Words can inflict more pain than weapons.

4. Leah, 24

We have the individual power to overcome hardships. And that even though people are difference and come from different parts of the world, we are truly all as significant as another and we need to respect and embrace diversity more than we do.

5. Will, 22

No long texts should be sent after 2 am.

6. Ann, 49

Everybody lives their own hell. There’s no such thing as normal.

7. Kate, 18

The secret to happiness is accepting yourself.

8. Emily, 10

When you’re feeling down, your family is always there to help you even if you don’t think you need their help.

9. Frank, 78

The most important thing is: there is a God, and He created this magnificent universe, too complicated to fully understand, and too cast to comprehend. But He is real and so is the world we live in.

10. Sarah, 11

Follow the rules and treat others the way you want to be treated.

11. Jon, 32

Never pick up an extra night shift at work if you don’t need to!

12. Maggie, 38

Don’t talk about friends with other friends. If they are doing it with you, they will do it to you.

13. Chase, 30

If you do something bad, do it alone and tell no one.

14. Claire, 25

Pick and choose your battles carefully. There are only 24 hours in a day. Ask yourself if it’s really worth it.

15. Jess, 23

I know you’ve heard it before, but it’s true…You can love people so much, but you cannot save them.

16. Alex, 27

Your circumstances may define where you are, but they don’t have to define where you’re going. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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