Some lessons in life cannot be taught to you, they have to be discovered on their own and in their own time.
It doesn’t happen overnight either, but rather over time you will encounter certain situations that maybe you were not certain how to handle them, or you handled them in the wrong manner, but as a child you didn’t know any better at the time. Afterward, when everything is said and done and you had time to think about it, you realized what you could have done differently or handled better.
And that is okay because this is what it means to grow up, have relationships and learn how to deal with people effectively. It can take a while for you to grow into this sort of wisdom. And there is only one way to learn and that is through the experience of living.
Here are some of the lessons we learn along the way:
No one is perfect – accepting the fact that no one is perfect is a hard lesson to learn because it starts with yourself and realizing that you are going to make mistakes along the way. The point is to learn from these mistakes and this is how you learn to love yourself and other people, imperfections and all.
You can’t please everyone – you will soon realize there are some people that are never satisfied, complain about anything and everything and there is no pleasing them no matter what you do. You do what you can to help but keep in mind you do not have control over someone else’s happiness you only possess the power to make yourself happy.
You don’t always get what you want – as much as we love getting our own way, it’s just not possible. We sometimes think we can do it all but you will come to learn that there are times this universe has other plans for you and life works in mysterious ways. Things usually come to you that are meant for you.
It’s not always just about you – as children, we believe the earth revolves around us but as we get older we realize there are other people living here too and it can’t always be about you and your needs. There are times you will need to take others into consideration which helps nurture you into a caring individual.
Love is a tricky thing – we all had childhood crushes and as we get older we realize things don’t get easier in the love department. In fact, they get much more complicated. Love is a tricky business and we keep on learning this every single day of our lives!
You won’t have all the answers – no one possesses all the answers in life and sometimes you will have to learn to live without these answers, accept things as they are and carry on anyway.
This world is not perfect and life is all about the journey, cherishing the happy times and struggling through the sad times. Your journey in life will determine who you want to be and you alone choose how much love you allow into it. I for one, choose love every time.