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That you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone
who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
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That no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
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That it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy
it.
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That it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your
life that counts.
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That you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that,
you'd better know something.
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That you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do but to
the best you can do.
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That it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what
they do about it.
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That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache
for life.
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That no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
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That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
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That it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.
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That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be
the last time you see them.
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That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
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That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
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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.
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That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs
to be done, regardless of the consequences.
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That learning to forgive takes practice.
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That there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how
to show it.
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That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
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That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the
best time.
I've learned -
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up.
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That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that
doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
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That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest
distance. Same goes for true love.
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That just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
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.
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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.
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That your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny,
but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and
teach you to trust people again. Families aren't just biological,
but of the soul.
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That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every
once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
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That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you
have to learn to forgive yourself.
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That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop
for your grief.
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That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we
are, but we are responsible for who we become.
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That sometimes when my friends fight, I'm forced to choose sides
even when I don't want to.
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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.
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That sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their
actions.
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That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends
change.
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That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change
your life forever.
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That two people can look at the exact same thing and see something
totally different.
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That no matter how you try to protect your children, they will
eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.
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That there are many ways of falling and staying in love.
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That no matter the consequences, those who ...

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