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    To stay true to reason, even if it means making personal compromises and abandoning what is comfortable.
    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion man.

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    I learnt that...

    Ultimately, people just want to feel happy and liberated. He wants money because he thinks it will make him happy. She wants a teenager who listens because she thinks it will make her happy. They want to climb to the top of the corporate ladder because they think it will make them happy...and from this, I realised that people can spend decades doing things as a meaningless means to an end, because of the belief that the end will bring them happiness...and then they get there, and then there's something else, and something else. Gratitude creates happiness in the moment. Sharing creates happiness in the moment. Appreciating the little things creates happiness in the moment. And when you realise that, it builds and builds, up to the point where you realise you don't HAVE to do that thing you don't ACTUALLY want to do, because you've already found joy...don't be so fixated on something that everything else becomes nothing. Take it from someone who had to learn it the hard way .
    The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. --A. Rand

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    You will find the oldest and wisest people among those who are dying. Dying people are often old and wise, and what is even more important: they often dare to do an honest self assessment (in contrast to most living people) even if this forces them to face the cruel reality.

    A lot of advices on this thread are overly philosophic that you can not apply directly before spending a decade to gather enough info to understand the real meaning behind them despite the fact that everything in this world is built up from very simple units.

    Learn from dying people.
    Some very simple, easy-to-understand, not overly philosophic advices that you can apply easily:
    CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR » 37 Pieces of Life Advice from Dying People
    Health, Freedom, Fun.

    "The only true power comes from within."
    "Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don't expect it from cheap people." - Warren Buffett
    "The truth will set you free - but first it will make you miserable." - James A. Garfield
    "It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains." - Thomas Henry Huxley
    "Failure is success if we learn from it." - Malcolm Forbes
    "Everything you want is on the other side of fear." - Jack Canfield

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    I would say to make sure you take time for fun things, or anything you enjoy. . .don't live to work. Have ways to relax and wind down from the stress, leave work at work and be present at home. If you're able to separate the two, your burnout risk goes down if you have a job in the helping field or any kind of high stress job that may or may not deal with heavy issues or emotions (psychology).

    Another thing I'd say is to keep only positive people in your life and just let go of the negative people. Positive, meaning people who truly respect you, love you, accept you, loyal, trustworthy, care about you and your well-being, and offer constructive criticism. The negative ones being those who belittle you, don't respect you, don't accept you, lie, gossip, have too much chaos and drama in their lives, manipulate, use you, and are only takers, etc....you get the gist. It's easy to hold onto relationships thinking the person will change, but if you're the one who's invested in the relationship more than they are, and they have no desire to really change, they won't. I did that for many years before I realized that through the fallouts and reconciliations with the person was only resulting with falling back into the same unhealthy pattern of allowing the person to hurt me. It's hard to let go, especially if it's someone close (i.e., a relative), but if you feel horrible around someone who you feel more miserable or stressed out when your around them because of how they treat you, it's best to just leave them in the past and move on after a while of getting nowhere. It takes time to heal, but it'll happen, and you'll have your self-respect, etc...make sure you love yourself. Added to that thought, when/if you get married, marry the person for who they are in the present, not for who you hope they will be in the future because a lot of the time those changes don't happen...I've seen too many marriages go down the drain because of that.

    Lastly, just be yourself and enjoy life, but don't lose sight of yourself and what's important

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    ask people questions about themselves... you never know what you'll learn and it's the easiest way to make them see you favorably

    your loved ones will let you down... just remember that you've probably disappointed them too and think about that before doing anything rash

    no matter how much you think you know, you're barely scratching the surface... keep your mind open because you never know what new paths a supposed idiot or side street may take you on that you'd never even imagined

    be in awe of the world around you because it's worth it

    learn from your past but don't kick yourself in the head repeatedly for it (and that's one of those things that I know and can't follow )
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
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    People flock towards money or drugs.
    If Satan exists his real name is CNN.
    "i shut the door and in the morning
    it was open
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    Olemn slammed his hammer and from the sparks on the metal of his anvil came the spheres of the heavens.

    Sayrah blew life into the spheres and they moved. From her wheel she weaved the names of people in to mystery.
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    Over the 17 years I've been alive, there is one undoubtable piece of knowledge that remains true for everyone, and this I have realized through years of rigorous self-reflection: Never eat frozen burritos from the gas station.

    Okay but really, follow the path that leads you to a prolonged happiness (not alcohol), whatever that is for you, and not what society claims should make you "happy". But that should be obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless View Post
    Never join America Online
    did u get 0wnd by 1337 hAx0r, n00b??

    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    did u get 0wnd by 1337 hAx0r, n00b??

    Are you the Edgar? I thought you were an urban legend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty6226 View Post
    Are you [i]the Edgar[/]? I thought you were an urban legend.
    It's just a bad dream, fat boy....
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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