I’ve Also Learned…

by Curt Kovener          

Sometimes we need to write and think for the moment; sometimes we need to be more long range. Sometimes we need to be hard-hitting; sometimes we need to be more philosophical and circumspect. Sometimes we need to step back from the swirling white water and breath deeply of the wider view beauty of life.

Though I can’t take credit for these, they will hopefully fill the latter of each of those options.

•I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back. I’ve learned that no matter how much I don’t care, some people will insist that I should.

•I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only a few moments to destroy it.

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

•I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do but to the best you can do.

•I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people that’s important. It’s what they do about it.

•I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.

•I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think 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 its place.

•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 when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

• I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

•I’ve learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

•I’ve learned that your family won’t always be there for you. But people you aren’t related to can take care of you. Families aren’t biological.

•I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

•I’ve learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.