Things People Learn Way Too Late… (37 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       10 Jul 2021       5453       15 GALLERY VIEW

"You're not obliged to have children of your own. You can be happy and fulfilled without reproducing."


"Don’t worry if you aren’t living an exciting or extravagant life. It’s okay to live simply and quietly. It doesn’t mean that you’re wasting your life."


"Learning when to say no.

Learning how to apologise when it's your fault, and how to not apologise when it's not your fault."


"The value of walking away from someone toxic in your life, even if it is your parents and family. If you are thinking of it and are scared and have somewhere where you can land in a safe place, then do it. It hurts like hell for a long while, but it gets better and one day you realize how peaceful your life is and you find you only miss the family you wish you had had."


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"A cat on his back inviting a chesty rub is a trap."


"Not everyone is going to like you, no matter how hard you try."


"That it's possible to do everything right and still lose. Just life innit."


"Take care of your teeth."


"That's being wrong and changing your mind is actually nothing to be ashamed of."



"That mental & emotional abuse are a real thing. Red flags."


"That it's never too late to learn."


"Many college degrees have no job market.

Trade school is a financially solid option out of high school."


"Don’t ever think it’s ok to “talk” to yourself in a manner you wouldn’t let another human being talk to you.

The biggest abuser I ever had in my life, was my constant companion: the thoughts in my head.

We often take care to choose our words when correcting a child or friend... but if anyone had talked to me, the way I talked to me for 30 straight years, I would have murdered them... and probably got away with it too.

Be nice to yourself, you’re the only you, you have."


"The value of a good/unconditional friend."



"That being a parent is not always "the most rewarding thing in the world"."


"How to manage their finances."


"What not to share on the internet."


"That the cliche "you never know when it's the last time you'll see to someone" should absolutely be remembered for every occasion. My best friend just died in a car accident this past Saturday, and the last time I saw him we got in an argument and he left and we didn't speak after that. I'm destroyed by it"


"Knowing when to NOT be nice."



"How soul crushing, unproductive, impotent and wasteful worrying about things is."


"That hating people who are different makes you nothing but unhappy."


"How dangerous driving a car can be."


"That some things can never be undone.

The actions you take and the words you speak will come back around sooner or later."


"How short life is."



"That you might be wrong sometimes. Some never learn."


"Sitting on your @$$ all day is not good for your health at all."



"The sun is the worst thing for your skin, it burns you, causes cancer, and gives you wrinkles. SPF is your friend."


"To appreciate their youth."


"Interest rates, credit cards, credit score, money saving techniques, 401K. In other words anything that keeps you from being trapped by poor money management."


"Saying “I love you” or wanting to reach out to your family, friends, and loved ones, but crippling anxiety stops you. You never know when it may be too late to say these things, so be in the moment, and live/love in the present authentically."



"That happiness usually comes from a diverse range of interests, hobbies, and commitments. You are not your job. Your romantic partner cannot be your everything, etc. It's so easy to get sucked into a life where your career is everything or where you wrap your entire identity around your partner. There is nothing wrong with celebrating your loved ones and being close. And there is nothing wrong with caring about your just need more to thrive. I see this so often in relationships. Two people meet and fall in love. They each inspire one another based on their interests and achievements, it's part of what makes them fall in love. But slowly, over time, they let those hobbies go. Stress gets in the way. Bills pile up. And then one day they find themselves wondering why they ever loved this person in the first place. Instead of being sexy and interesting they're just part of a routine."


"The importance of education. As a kid your always hear generic statements like, "This will help your career" but nothing specific enough to be useful."



"Everybody you fight is not your enemy and everybody that helps you is not your friend." - Mike Tyson


"How to communicate."


"There aren't actually any hot singles in your area."


"To stop being afraid of asking or pursuing the things you want in life"



"Social media can consume your life. It’s not all real, and not everyone posting pictures is having a great time, and not every “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH WE SHOULD CATCH UP” is genuine."



"How to not give a [damn] about how others see you. Seems simple enough for me now in my 20s, but back in high school there were many f#$ks given about how others saw me. Ironically, those people that didn’t care how others saw them were often the more respected ones."


"You are your biggest limitation."


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salamoon 1 year ago
#34 at least there is this funny one in the sea of obvious and common ones....
Billiewilhelm 1 year ago

What is common and obvious for some may be invisible or hard to do for others.
And we all can use a remembering from time to time.
Cilla 1 year ago
#1 there are an awful lot of articles and compilations about being married and having's a shocker, if your kids are exhausting and tiresome, the problem is you, not them, if your marriage is dead ended and dull, same thing, because it's your marriage, too. Look to your own self before you start condemning the whole idea of having a family. Instead, you like to act like having a family is to be suffering 24 - 7. So keep pushing that narrative and teach the world a little more narcissism, because that's how you end up abandoned in a nursing home by family who's had enough of you. As for no family at all and telling yourself that's fine? Yeah, OK. Good luck with that. At the end, you die alone, clutching some nurses hand who is waiting for you to die or for her shift to end. If you think you'll be surrounded by 'friends' and they're your family? You're wrong. Family IS all that counts, not you, and you're an ignorant fool if you think otherwise. All you can hope for now is that they let your cats and Iphone attend your funeral.
Billiewilhelm 1 year ago

Not everyone needs or wants a family. Someone is not a fool if they want something different than you.
Eph 1 year ago


I call bs. You can find friends and be very close to them, like a family. You can have a sh#tty family or no family at all and still be happy. And you can live a happy life without having kids, no matter if you could not have kids or you chose not to.
Different people are different. If this is your opinion, Cilla, it's fine. But don't act like it's an universal truth.
Bazaleel 1 year ago

Your work here is done. You have earned a blessed Sunday.
Ignatzio 1 year ago
#2 Is possible but unlikely for the majority of people.
Jennifer 1 year ago
ah yes, empty phrases. i could tell the "source" just by reading the first post. reddit is full of smug people who have no idea about live. dash
Lonzo 1 year ago
Jennifer, our mistake is in thinking that Reddit users are adults but the majority are preteens that think they have life figured out.
Roy 1 year ago
Everything becomes clear with hindsight. Meanwhile we must manage the best we can.
Carmellia 1 year ago
I can only add one to this good list of advice, travel the world. It is the most rewarding experience one can get.
Phoebe 1 year ago
Carmellia, how about camping in the backyard?
Carmellia 1 year ago

Best family time ever. Roasted marshmallows, ghost stories and counting shooting stars.
Petronella 1 year ago
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy !
Si 1 year ago
#4 I have learend that apologising is merely a question of how you value the relationship to the person you apologize to. It is not a question wether you are right or wrong. Saved my marriage...




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