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I try to live by the four agreements: Don't take anything personally. Be impeccable with your word. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best.

Be accountable for your actions. Treat others how you would like to be treated. You're not always right. How you behave when you're wrong says a lot about you. It's not always about you. There's always more to learn. It's ok to make mistakes. Perspective is a beautiful thing. Less is more. Don't live outside your means. Laugh, a lot. Trust is earned, so is respect. Do the right thing even if no one is looking.

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Be cautious of waffles and their followers.

They're onto me.
I cannot say much more at this time.
Just be warned, the wafflemen are coming.
They are coming and they have maple syrup from Vermont.
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I learned that Winter is always cuming.
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Cydoemus wrote:

Be cautious of waffles and their followers.

They're onto me.
I cannot say much more at this time.
Just be warned, the wafflemen are coming.
They are coming and they have maple syrup from Vermont.


hahaha. Vermont maple syrup is delicious.
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OneEyedDragon wrote:

I learned that Winter is always cuming.


Pun intended?
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I'm only 21 and still in college, so take this with a grain of salt
And I could talk for like ever on this
But I'll go for the most relevant

Cliches are only cliches because nobody follows them despite often being the best advice
Happiness is a choice (yes, chemical and psychological issues are a thing; I'm talking general)
Change doesn't just happen, it is the default state; learn to love it
Love is stronger than hate, but hate is easier to build and maintain.



Multiple lessons can be taught at the same time, and there are a few small breaks
I'm iffy on #7 and #9
#8 is like 80% true; circumstances of birth are fairly important

Also, some pokemon wisdom
Mewtwo: "I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of live that determines who you are"
Meowth: "We do have a lot in common. The same earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what's the same instead of always looking at what's different, ... well, who knows?
On meeting red: "I didn't expect anyone to be there. But when I reached the top of the mountain, I saw him. He stood, as if he had been waiting all along, for someone to make it this far. He hit me with a cold glance and, without a word, reached for a pokeball.
I swallowed my fear and did the same.
Magikarp: "I swear to god, when I evolve I'm going to kill you all"

And have this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5giWfpANMac

Ok, that's a bit more than I expected to put. But enjoy, maybe someone likes it.


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Spend time with people you care about, they won't always be around.
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Online_ wrote:

Spend time with people you care about, they won't always be around.


This is what I want to say. A here today gone tomorrow happened with my sibling, and I wish I had given him one last hug even if I am not the most affectionate person in the world.

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Online_ wrote:

Spend time with people you care about, they won't always be around.


This is what I want to say. A here today gone tomorrow happened with my sibling, and I wish I had given him one last hug even if I am not the most affectionate person in the world.



Yeah, we usually take people for granted. But even if they might not be with us, I personally believe they continue living on in our hearts and thoughts. And things they teach us stick with us, making us better people in the end.
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Cydoemus wrote:

Be cautious of waffles and their followers.

They're onto me.
I cannot say much more at this time.
Just be warned, the wafflemen are coming.
They are coming and they have maple syrup from Vermont.

Pay no attention to the deluded ravings of a madman. The Great Belgian Waffle is a benevolent Lord.

Take heed, raise thy cutlery in praise and bask in the syrup of the covenant.



More seriously, I've learned not to take life so seriously.
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Yeah some good ones already that i agree with such as "dont make assumptions" and too an extent "treat others how you would like to be treated". I mean i do agree with that second one but some people dont deserve to be treated nicely and wont treat you nice even if you are to them.
And yes, definitely spend time with those whom you care about because it is true that one day they are suddenly gone.

I'll add in; learn from your mistakes, dont dwell on the past(easier said than done at times), dont be so worried about what others think, nice guys finish last, dont trust everyone, dont be too afraid to try, dont give up so easily, be patient, sometimes you really need to put yourself first! stop worrying about others more than yourself all the time, dont always put others before yourself, It's ok to not be guilty for being white (lol real talk), etc.

Despite all i said it is still good to be nice to people and to be kind but too much of that and you WILL get burnt.

Also, do not drink and drive!

Learning to control and handle alcohol was another important one for me also.

Dont hang around toxic people who have a negative impact on your life and people that keep you down or drag you down with them.

You cant help everyone. Some people are not worth your time.

And do research. Dont be brainwashed and asleep and a following sheep.






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Calm begins with acceptance, sometimes radical acceptance.
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Don't know because I am still learning.
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always have extra underwear on hand
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1.Caution is needed, but there is such a thing as too much of it.

2. Ditch shitty people sooner rather than later.

3. People generally won't keep caring about you if you don't let them, aside from your immediate family (and sometimes even them). So get over yourself.

4. Don't take your bad mood out on other people. It won't help. You're better off just eating a chocolate bar.

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