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Valuable Lessons Learned in Life

Valuable Lessons Learned in Life

Looking back on my life I see that I have made many mistakes. All due to my lack of patience and never listening to what my elders told me. If I had only listened to their words of wisdom and took into consideration what was told, I would have saved myself a lot of trouble.

However I took my own path and did things my way, not following the guidance of my elders.

I still remember what my grandparents told me like it was just yesterday. He told me “Only fools rush in, What goes around comes around, and education is most important.”

The first valuable lesson I learned was when cheating on the final test caused me a lot of trouble. It started at ninth grade when high school was a totally new thing. I began to have many new friends and they could drive. Going out was much more fun than staying home and studying. My grandfather warned me to stay more focused in school. I told him not to worry because I could always figure my way out. He also told me to work my way through anything that I wanted and “Only fools rush in”, but whatever he said seemed to go from one ear through the other. I started to come to school late everyday. If I did come on time, I would slept in class. I missed a lot of homework and class activities. So, I was already behind the class before I even knew about it. I did not know what to do when the final was about to come. I was stuck in a bad situation, so I decide to take the short cut and cheat on the exam. Too bad, I got caught and went through a lot of bad experiences with the teachers and school principal. I only get what “Only fools rush in” means as I was sitting in the principal’s office. It was a tough experience.
It seemed like the lessons get tougher as I grow older. This is the time when my grandparents talked about “what goes around, comes around”. I started dating a lot around this age According to guys in high school, it is cool to have many girlfriends. ...

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