I love life lessons. I might not be one to follow them exactly, to a T, but they're beautiful and poetic. Here are some of my favorites from
88 Important Truths I've Learned About Life
By David Cain
- If you're talking to someone you don't know well, you may be talking to someone who knows you way more about whatever you're talking about than you do.
- Children are remarkably honest creatures until we teach them not to be.
- If everyone in the TV show you're watching is good looking, it's not worth watching.
- Yelling always makes things worse.
- Nobody has it all figured out.
- Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.
- A person who is unafraid to present a candid version of herself to the world is as rare as diamonds.
- The most common addiction in the world is the draw of comfort. It wrecks people and breaks people.
- Everyone you meet is better than you at something.
- Whoever you are, you will die. To know and understand that means you are alive.
- Getting truly organized can vastly improve anyone's life.
- The world would be a better place if everyone read National Geographic.
- 'Gut feeling' is not just a euphemism. Tension in the abdomen speaks volumes about how you truly feel about something, beyond all arguments and rationales.
- If anything is worth splurging on, it's a high-quality mattress. You'll spend a third of your life using it.
- To write a person off as worthless is an act of great violence.
- Words are immensely powerful. One cruel remark can wound someone for life.
- Most of what children learn from their parents isn't taught on purpose.
- It is worth re-trying foods that you didn't like at first.
- There are not enough women in positions of power. The world has suffered from this deficit for a long time.
- One of the best things you can do for your kids is take them on road trips. I'm not a parent, but I was kid once.