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What Did You Learn Late In Life by Prinss: 1:33pm On Mar 12, 2021
Top of the day 'GreenLanders' grin grin
So, was going through my Quora feeds the other day and came across an interesting post I consider worthy of a repost here on Nairaland...

"There are lots of things we wish we had learned earlier in life as we grow older. Here are a few of mine;

1. Never lend money to your friends, you will lose the money and the friendship

2. Never pay to watch porn

3. Your friends could be friends with your enemies

4. Readers are leaders

5. Don't spend everything today with the hope to earn more tomorrow

6. Never beg for love

7. No one identifies with a poor person

8. Stop thinking and start acting

9. Be kind to people including animals

10. Stay humble, nothing is worth bragging for

11. Your best dress is someone's rag

12. Live to no one's expectation, live according to your true self

13. Learn to say YES/NO and mean it

14. Own your mistakes, don't blame others for it.

15. Work on yourself first

16. Today is hard, tomorrow will be harder, the day after tomorrow will be sunshine

17. When you stop learning you start dying

18. Never leave for tomorrow what you have to do today

19. Nothing you have is truly yours

20. Things you attract are in correlation with what dominates your thoughts

21. It is normal to make mistakes because you're advancing

22. Experience isn't the best teacher, learn from other peoples' experiences

23. Never tell a loved one, you're too busy

24. Do not keep issues with your partner over 24hrs.

25. Give man money and find out his true colors

26. Investigate before you invest

27. Don't develop much love for free things

28. There's a problem in the land where the king loves music too much

29. Do good and never expect one in return

30. Stop depending so much on people, expectation kills

31. No one is always there for you except family

32. At the point of death, people don't regret the things they've done but the things they couldn't do

33. Life is stormy, no one is free from it, those who thrive in it are people you call successful persons

34. Talk less and think more

35. Never be afraid to think big

36. Get settled or never waste your time on love life

37. Never be friends again with someone who betrayed you

38. Do not announce your success

39. Make your source of happiness a secret

40. Try not to offend people, some will spend their whole life trying to payback

41. Appreciate people for their efforts and kindness to you no matter how little it is

42. Whatever money cannot do, more money can do it

43. Happiness is natural and comes from within, it is not money dependent

44. Everyone is sick

45. Never leave small fishes in search of a bigger one

46. There's a great difference between ownership and possession

47. Helping others won't make you unsuccessful

48. Every mistake is a lesson, take advantage of it

49. If you have disabilities, you're special and can be extremely great

50. Exercise daily and eat healthily, let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food

51. Blaming people (relatives) for not helping you is a bad habit

52. Help people secure a job where and when possible, never seek sex in return

53. Never give what you will regret losing ownership over it

54. Never abandon your parents at old age, that's when they need you the most
"

Culled from Quora
Op: Joan Whitney

Let's keep the ball rolling...what did you learn late in life??

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Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Bodyodour: 1:39pm On Mar 12, 2021
Hmm
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Xenry: 1:40pm On Mar 12, 2021
I love Quora, a site for the wise! wink
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by dododawa1: 1:40pm On Mar 12, 2021
Good words but not in Nigeria under buhari regime
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Anigreat: 1:56pm On Mar 12, 2021
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Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Prinss: 1:59pm On Mar 12, 2021
Xenry:
I love Quora, a site for the wise! wink

I concur
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by BubbleBubble: 2:22pm On Mar 12, 2021
There is a price for everyone
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Robertgreene1(m): 2:24pm On Mar 12, 2021
Nothing...
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by BubbleBubble: 2:24pm On Mar 12, 2021
Our parents aren't always right... That's why someone became the president of a country that once sold fuel for 87naira per litter.

How much is fuel now?
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Prinss: 2:30pm On Mar 12, 2021
BubbleBubble:
Our parents aren't always right... That's why someone became the president of a country that once sold fuel for 87naira per litter.

How much is fuel now?

lol...once you're 18 and above you are qualified to vote though.
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Mikester: 2:35pm On Mar 12, 2021
Nice op. Also on people...

1. Generally, people are more likely to assume you're being rude when you're being honest.

2. Don’t chase people. Be you, do your thing, do what you like doing. The right people who resonate with who you really are will come naturally and stay.

3. Saying Thank You, makes people think you are a warmer person.

4. Great things happen when you distance yourself from all the negative people.

5. People don't know themselves. Almost 98% of population lack body wisdom.

6. People who do something for you will never forget you and people who do something bad to you will never forgive you.

7. Sometimes you have to do what's best for you and your life, not what's best for everybody else.

8. Always be honest so when you have to lie, people will believe you.

9. Respect people who find time in their schedule to see you. Love people who never look at their schedule when you need them.

10. Being with positive, happy people keeps you happier. So feel free to talk to me if you ever feel depressed. wink

11. People don't listen to the smartest person in the room, they listen to whoever acts as if they know what's right.

12. Ironically, the person you'd take a bullet for sometimes ends up being the one behind the gun.

13. Other people's opinions should never affect the decisions you make. It's your life, not theirs. Do what makes you happy. The people who try to keep everyone happy end up feeling the loneliest.

14. If you really want something from someone, frame it as an offer rather than a request.

15. Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.

16. People who are too nice are also the once to get hurt most! Mind how you're nice to people. Set your standards.

17. If people don't realize your worth, then they don't deserve to be with you. Don't allow people who don't appreciate you to let you down.

18. If you really want something from someone, frame it as an offer rather than a request.

19.People will remember not what you said, but how you made them feel. A good reason not to over focus on what you did and didn’t say. Creating a small distance will help people realize how much you mean to them.

20. People who are spiritual and thankful for what they have are least likely to be depressed…so always count your blessings smiley
Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Nobody: 2:41pm On Mar 12, 2021
Some basic rules I learnt from my mentor years ago:


1: Judge Nobody, Different feet; Different Shoe sizes.


2: Nobody Holy; We live in Sin-City.


3: Control the narrative; People believe what you want them to see or think.


4: Money isn't made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another.


6: Don't get attached; You are the constant, all other stuffs are variables. They come and go.


7: Forgive never forget


8: Avoid Familiarity, One person always gets hurt.


9: Play by the rules.


10: Any relationship with a runs girl is basically business.


11: Good isn't always Good & Bad isn't always Bad, There's a Balance.


12: Once an Asshole, Always an Asshole. Loyalty isn't forever.


13: There's Fate, There's also Choice.


14: If one doesn't ask & you extend a hand, they never appreciate.


17: Don't start what you can't finish


18: Mistake was made, No big deal... Apply damage Control

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Re: What Did You Learn Late In Life by Prinss: 4:07pm On Mar 12, 2021
Mikester:
Nice op. Also on people...

1. Generally, people are more likely to assume you're being rude when you're being honest.

2. Don’t chase people. Be you, do your thing, do what you like doing. The right people who resonate with who you really are will come naturally and stay.

3. Saying Thank You, makes people think you are a warmer person.

4. Great things happen when you distance yourself from all the negative people.

5. People don't know themselves. Almost 98% of population lack body wisdom.

6. People who do something for you will never forget you and people who do something bad to you will never forgive you.

7. Sometimes you have to do what's best for you and your life, not what's best for everybody else.

8. Always be honest so when you have to lie, people will believe you.

9. Respect people who find time in their schedule to see you. Love people who never look at their schedule when you need them.

10. Being with positive, happy people keeps you happier. So feel free to talk to me if you ever feel depressed. wink

11. People don't listen to the smartest person in the room, they listen to whoever acts as if they know what's right.

12. Ironically, the person you'd take a bullet for sometimes ends up being the one behind the gun.

13. Other people's opinions should never affect the decisions you make. It's your life, not theirs. Do what makes you happy. The people who try to keep everyone happy end up feeling the loneliest.

14. If you really want something from someone, frame it as an offer rather than a request.

15. Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.

16. People who are too nice are also the once to get hurt most! Mind how you're nice to people. Set your standards.

17. If people don't realize your worth, then they don't deserve to be with you. Don't allow people who don't appreciate you to let you down.

18. If you really want something from someone, frame it as an offer rather than a request.

19.People will remember not what you said, but how you made them feel. A good reason not to over focus on what you did and didn’t say. Creating a small distance will help people realize how much you mean to them.

20. People who are spiritual and thankful for what they have are least likely to be depressed…so always count your blessings smiley



Nice list...picked one or two nuggets. I think you should get active on Quora

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