What I Learned in Life (Part 1)

I started a weekly series dubbed “Inspirational Sundays” last week, for people searching for motivational posts. I am not sure how far I could go with these, but sometimes, we just need a good read to make us realize that life is not so bad at all.

This week’s feature is a very nice reflective post. I find it quite lengthy so I decided to cut it into two parts. Hope you guys like it.

I’ve learned – That you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned – That no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned – That it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned – That it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned – That you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you would better know something.

I’ve learned – That you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

I’ve learned – That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned – That it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned – That you can keep going long after you can’t.

I’ve learned – That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned – That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned – That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take it’s place.

I’ve learned – That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned – That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned – That my Best FRIEND and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned – That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned – That sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.


Second part will be next week on “Inspirational Sundays.”

4 Responses to “What I Learned in Life (Part 1)”

  1. July 10, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Some of those you put up there, I can relate with myself well. There’s just one thing that bothered me from your post: “That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take it’s place.”

    I sure wouldn’t want that..Any ideas how it can be avoided?


    • 2 nelson RN
      July 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      I was actually surprised too that something like this was included, but I guess it only means that sex is not the only foundation of a good relationship. After some years, the relationship should grow deeper to keep the passion alive.

      Also, to show our love, we should not be doing the same things over and over again. We should explore other ways to keep that flame burning.


  2. July 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I read this for many many times already in the past..and still I like this..it just reminds me of the reality of life..
    musta naman bakasyon nyo ng Pinas?..nakabalik na ba layo ng UAE?


    • 4 nelson RN
      July 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      I like this post a lot coz it reminds me that we are all humans after all.

      Ok naman po bakasyon. We are still here in the Philippines and we still have 2 weeks here. We just came back yesterday from Boracay! It was our first time and we really enjoyed the trip! I’ll post pics later on. 🙂


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