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I've Learned....[cont.]

I've learned - That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned - That sometimes when my friends fight,
I'm forced to choose sides
even when I don't want to.

I've learned - That just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned - That sometimes you have to put
the individual ahead of their actions.

I've learned - That we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I've learned - That you shouldn't be so
eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I've learned - That two people can look
at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I've learned - That no matter how you try to protect
your children, they will eventually get hurt
and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned - That there are many ways of falling
and staying in love.

I've learned - That no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves
get farther in life.

I've learned - That no matter how many friends
you have, if you are their pillar
you will feel lonely and lost
at the times you need them most.

I've learned - That your life can be changed
in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.

I've learned - That even when you think
you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned - That writing, as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.

I've learned - That the paradigm we live in
is not all that is offered to us.

I've learned - That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned - That the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.

I've learned - That although the word "love"
can have many different meanings,
it loses value when overly used.

I've learned - That it's hard to determine
where to draw the line
between being nice and
not hurting people's feelings
and standing up for what you believe.

Posted by Rocky  ID#:137931

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