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Just because people are adults, it doesn't mean they are grown up. They are still bullies just as much as they were back in High School, maybe even worse.


Alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but neither does milk. (although alcohol can cause some problems )


Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they're in trouble again... or if they need money, and you lend it to them, they'll come back again.

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speak up; don't be passive


Along the same lines, you will NEVER get what you want if you NEVER ask. It's not easy but makes life a lot less complex when you speak up and ask. 'No' won't kill you. Quite the opposite, it makes you stronger for asking.


Kindness costs you nothing but pays forward incalculable good will. Same with politeness. You can change a persons day with a simple act of kindness/politeness.


Follow your own path not someone else's path. Don't be afraid to be different.

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There is a lesson in everything. You may lose the battles, but don't lose the lessons.


Fight for what you want, but know when it's time to let go.


Listen to your heart, but temper the flights of fancy with a cool and logical mind.


Read a lot.


Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you the best that they can.


Sometimes the answer is no. Learn to accept it.


Foster your imagination, and the imagination in others. It's one of the things that will keep you sane when life gets crazy and stressful.


Treat everyone kindly, that way you never look back and wish you had behaved better toward someone.


Count to 10 or sleep on it before you say something in anger. Chances are you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret if you don't.


Actions speak louder than words. Pretty words are easy to fall for, but make sure a person's actions line up with those words. If they don't, question. If it doesn't change, chances are good that YOU need to make a change - that this person doesn't necessarily have a place in your life.


Be humble.


Find something to smile for, every day.


Spend time with children. A glimpse into their innocent worlds and minds is refreshing.


Spend time with the elderly. You don't have time to learn all the lessons the hard way.


I could come up with dozens of others.

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Live with all you've got, love with all you've got, work with all you've got, play and laugh with all you've got. When you do this, you will be a person who dies with no regrets. Always, always, always, protect yourself and others. Love animals, they are so worth it. Be that person with the welcoming smile and a kind word. It's such a little thing and makes the world so much better.

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great idea for a thread.


Here's mine: (as a 32 year old)


1. Always act with integrity.

When you're in your teens and twenties, you might think you'll live forever, and that you just need to climb that mountain to get what you want, but when your bones start to creak, that's when you realise you're not immortal, and that's when you start to think about whether you're going to like yourself when you're on your death bed. Liking who you are, and having a good conscience become more important than getting what you want. But if you've been selfish or dishonest, it will stay inside you. Being kind becomes a higher priority.


2. People will let you down, offend you, do you wrong countless times in your life. Don't waste your energy trying to get justice, or let them or the world know that these people have wronged you. Just learn to see the warning signs, so as to protect yourself, and all the while learn from their bad behaviour how not to behave. And focus on being someone that will be able to play a positive role in the lives of the kinds of people you value and care about most. Focus on what you love, not on the obstacles.

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People will trust you more if you do not overshare when it comes to your own personal information and less is more when it comes to asking personal questions even of close friends - let them come to you more than you try to elicit the information from them.


Every day (especially at night, if you're trying to settle down/can't sleep) think of at least 10 things you are grateful for -the smaller the better so that you can experience daily what it's like to appreciate the small stuff as well as the large stuff -at some point it permeates you so that your temptation to think negatively gets shut down faster and faster.


If you want to improve your relationship with your partner or a close friend focus on small kindnesses -replace the empty toilet paper, save the last cookie - focusing first on the big stuff can seem too overwhelming.


Be nice to everyone but don't be a doormat.

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Don't eat out so often, because when it comes down to eating out for a special occasion, it's lost a lot of special meaning.


You can never really overuse I Love You in a relationship, but you can definitely use it too little. If you're just thinking of someone, send them a quick text and let them know. Be sweet and show that you care.


Practice doesn't make perfect. PERFECT practice makes perfect.


Failure is a form of success. If you only see it as failure, you'll learn nothing.


Don't be afraid to sound corny. Often times a lot of guys don't emphasize what their friends mean to them. Be true to them and you.


Don't be so serious all the time. Relax, be nonchalant and take a good look at things. Don't be aloof either. Never be lazy.


Nothing is written in stone. Don't limit yourself to rules or anything like that. Be flexible.

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