25 Realizations for Life

I figured I should make a “List of Things I’ve Learned in Life”.  These are the important things to know.

  1. The only thing people want is to be HAPPY.  This explains everything anyone does.  Trust me.  It’s true true true.  What follows may help you you get there.
  2. Just because you love someone, don’t expect to be loved back. (A HARD lesson to learn.)
  3. Everyone leaves.  Eventually they all leave you alone. (A bitter lesson in life.)
  4. Love is not enough.  It takes more than just love to make a relationship work.  You need trust, patience, tolerance, and a whole lot more.
  5. Learn to enjoy the moment.  See number 3.  You’ll need this for that one.
  6. Helping others helps yourself.  You’ll feel better about yourself, make some friends, and live a happier life (See #1).
  7. Know THYSELF.  Too many people spend too much time trying to learn everything (especially the dirt) about the people around them – without knowing anything about themselves.  Like what they are doing and why.
  8. Do no harm.  And realize: there will be times when you must chose between the lesser of two evils.  It’s just a fact of life.
  9. Most people want to do good.
  10. People are more alike than different.  But everyone is unique.
  11. Nothing really matters, and what if it did.  (Jon Cougar Mellencamp)  Everything is transient.  What’s it going to matter in a month, a day – or a thousand years?  Don’t get so upset; go with the flow . . .
  12. More Time is the only commodity you can’t buy.  Remember that.  You’re time is more valuable than you can ever believe.  Don’t let them pay you less – or steal it from you.  Whoever ‘they’ are.
  13. If you have a problem with something I say or do, it’s YOUR problem, not mine.
  14. Other people’s emergencies are not mine.
  15. Nobody is all bad or all good.  We are all mixtures of light and dark.
  16. We are all human beings.  You too.  Recognize – and forgive – yourself for that.
  17. Cherish life.  ALL LIVES.
  18. It doesn’t matter what you believe.  Just believe in something.  It’ll help with #1.
  19. Children are special.  Treat them that way.
  20. HAVE A LIFE.  Get out there and do something.  Meet someone.  Don’t just sit at home hoping the world will come to you.  It won’t.
  21. People forgive others easier than they forgive themselves.  Learn to forgive yourself for being human and having human failings and weaknesses.
  22. The easiest way out is don’t get in.  This holds especially true for trouble.
  23. Beating someone up never changed their mind.
  24. Don’t say “it can’t get worse.”  It always can get worse.  But things can only get soooo good . . . ever notice that?
  25. Life is in the living.  Living is in the moment.  The moment is right now.  So why are you reading this thing?  Get out and live life, LOL!

About jeffssong

JW is an adult childhood abuse survivor with DID*. He grew up in a violent family devoid of love and affection. He is a military brat and veteran. He no longer struggles with that past. In 1976 JW began writing "The Boy". It took 34 years to complete. It is currently on Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004T3IVKK ), or if you prefer hard copy, on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Boy-J-W/dp/1461022681). JW resides somewhere in the deep South. He is disabled and living with family. Note: Please feel free to take what you need; all is free to all. With that in mind, keep it that way to others. Thank you. We have 3 Blogs - One for our younger days, 0-10 (The Little Shop of Horrors); one for our Teen Alter and his 'friends' (also alters) with a lot of poetry; and finally "my" own, the Song of Life (current events and things)
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