If I’ve Learned Anything…

If I’ve learned anything…

  • I’ve learned that achievement can be just as much a product of pressure as it can intelligence.
  • I’ve learned that people who were never dependable before won’t surprise you in the future.
  • I’ve learned that people are more reliable than you think but less reliable than you’d like.
  • I’ve learned that anyone can follow a recipe.
  • I’ve learned that there’ll always be a dozen more books to read.
  • I’ve learned that a shirt I used to like looks just as good now as it did then.
  • I’ve learned that clothes make the man, and that goes both for him and for those around him.
  • I’ve learned that a procrastinator should try to make money doing what he spends his time procrastinating on.
  • I’ve learned that taboos are just failures to see from a different perspective.
  • I’ve learned that most popular music is sad, which reflects a lot on my generation.
  • I’ve learned that textbook cases are often the same as real life ones–so paying attention in school isn’t a bad idea.
  • I’ve learned that anyone can get a date.
  • I’ve learned that there’s not a very fine line between frugal and cheap.
  • I’ve learned that, in most of our endeavors, certainty is a luxury that we can’t afford.
  • I’ve learned that when they say that “slow and steady wins the race” what they mean is that a consistent, dependable effort is the key to success and trust, which go hand in hand.
  • I’ve learned that physical intimacy doesn’t solve your problems.
  • I’ve learned that a little time and a little space may be just what a relationship needs…for better or for worse.
  • I’ve learned that nothing can affect more or less than love.
  • I’ve learned that Occam’s Razor does not work in love.
  • I’ve learned that there’s not a Counting Crows song for every mood.
  • I’ve learned that self-esteem is easy to express but difficult to feel.
  • I’ve learned that what feels right and simple now won’t always be the best decision for the future.
  • I’ve learned that, while there’s a time to look at your lover, it’s much more important to look in the same direction with him/her.
  • I’ve learned that, the stronger the principles you have, the more likely you are to become conflicted with your feelings.
  • I’ve learned that doing good won’t always make you feel good.
  • I’ve learned that taking care of basic needs (hunger, sleep, health) will go a long way toward taking care of our other needs.
  • I’ve learned that patience buys you much more than any sum of money.
  • I’ve learned that anything is possible, but it’s going to take a lot of time and energy.
  • I’ve learned that most people don’t have that kind of time and energy.
  • I’ve learned that people cannot be deemed as good from one or five encounters.
  • I’ve learned that everything can be accomplished, but not at once.
  • I’ve learned that people are still somewhat predictable, with a surprisingly small range of results, given a good overview of the symptoms.

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