Truths ... lessons learned that should be shared -

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January 08, 2019, 07:48 AM
Truths ... lessons learned that should be shared -
This thread is meant to share truths that you have learned in your life. The idea is to share them with others so they might not have to learn these the hard way, the way you did.

They must be true.

This is not a place to argue some one else’s truth. It is true for them, leave it alone.

They can be funny, serious or both. Many I expect will have been from painful lessons. Respect that.

Share them as you see fit. Some youth today need these.

Ponder and reflect. There is some great wisdom in this group. You are all my brothers and sisters. Appreciate what they offer.

Quotes from great people of the past, that you found valuable, should be included here. Just give them credit.

So, I’ll start -

1. Bagels were simply invented as a vehicle for cream cheese.

2. Always, always, always, always, Always do what you are afraid to do - Attributed to Emerson. (Be careful with this one, might not share it with 5 year olds wanting to fly, etc.)

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January 08, 2019, 07:51 AM
3. Nobody wins in a deeply entrenched argument, especially on the Internet.
January 08, 2019, 07:57 AM
4. Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking.

"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
January 08, 2019, 08:00 AM
5. Love hurts.
January 08, 2019, 08:01 AM
6. Don't stick it in the crazy. As fun as it may seem, it ain't worth it.
January 08, 2019, 08:02 AM
7. Money does not grow on trees.

January 08, 2019, 08:05 AM
No good deed goes unpunished.
January 08, 2019, 08:05 AM
9. If you find something you like, buy a box full before they stop making it.
January 08, 2019, 08:07 AM
Sometimes things just don’t work out.

Yo Macklin, great party, but no whiskey. We go home now.
January 08, 2019, 08:12 AM
Know yourself. Be yourself.

January 08, 2019, 08:14 AM
You will always find an item you lost shortly after replacing it.

You will always find a better deal shortly after you closed on the prior deal.
January 08, 2019, 08:15 AM
Always (at least try) think before you let words flow from your pie hole.


"we've gotta roll with the punches, learn to play all of our hunches
Making the best of what ever comes our way
Forget that blind ambition and learn to trust your intuition
Plowing straight ahead come what may
And theres a cowboy in the jungle"
Jimmy Buffet
January 08, 2019, 08:15 AM
Always get the "walk away insurance "
January 08, 2019, 08:16 AM
The fight for liberty never ends
January 08, 2019, 08:20 AM
When I asked my dad if his second wife wasn't crazy like mom, he said "All women are crazy. Just different crazy. You just have to find the kind of crazy you can live with." Big Grin
January 08, 2019, 08:32 AM
It is what it is...


"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."
January 08, 2019, 08:34 AM
Tailhook 84
The truth, when first uttered, is always considered heresy.

"The Truth, when first uttered, is always considered heresy."
January 08, 2019, 08:38 AM
What goes around comes around.


Dogs are gifts from God, full of love. Save a life, adopt!

…and God made dogs, and it was very good, and God said: “I’m gonna have to have all of these back.” Genesis 1, gospel according to Mr. Monkey ✡

NRA Benefactor (Aug. 2018) Big Grin

January 08, 2019, 08:38 AM
The right thing always ends up hurting less than the wrong thing.

Yes, Para does appreciate humor.
January 08, 2019, 08:42 AM
Contentment comes when your expectations match your reality.