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Submitted by Richard Derwent Cooke on April 25th, 2011
I’m not sure if I have any answers today, only a question, “Do all Life Lessons have to be learned painfully?” I’d love to hear your thoughts please.
My own memory is selective and so I’m hardly the best point of reference for this kind of thing. If I think back to learning in general, then I can say that my recollections are that whilst these involve hard work, I don’t recall them necessarily being painful. Indeed, I find myself wondering if we recognise these lessons at the time, or if it is only with hindsight that they stand out.
Or perhaps I’m more stupid than that; maybe I learn them, have a blinding moment of clarity and then promptly forget … until the next “OUCH”. What is your experience?
“Challenges make life interesting; however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Mark Twain
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Robert Byrne
“Life is sexually transmitted and always fatal.”
“Best thing about life – it’s never so bad that it can’t get worse.“
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