It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Chapter 6, Page 1, Book 18



Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learning to live


People never learn anything by being told, that have to find out for themselves.

Paulo Coelho

I have tried to pass on the lessons I have learned in life, but the truth is, people really do need to learn the lesson themselves.  It’s almost impossible to understand the lesson until the circumstance happens to you.

Every day is  a gift and the gift is an opportunity to live to learn and to grow.  We may have to learn some things the hard way, but that’s ok.  

One thing I know for sure is that we never stop learning. There are no mistakes only lessons we need to master. Just when you think you’ve mastered life it throws another lesson your way. 



Life continually teaches.  We eventually catch on.

Douglas Pagels


6 comments:

Mevely317 said...

This is so spot-on ... especially your first paragraph! My parents tried so hard, so long --only to have me turn a deaf ear.
I only wish my father had lived long enough to watch me struggle before finally maturing.

betty said...

That is so true that we must learn our own lessons, even though others can give us advice on how to avoid things, we always seem to think we can do it differently, then find out that we can't, but that is how we learn, so I guess its a good thing.

betty

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Better to learn the hard way than never to learn at all. I agree. We should never stop learning. We can never learn it all, but that doesn't mean we should stop trying.

Chatty Crone said...

You are right dear friend - as I have tried to impart important and good wisdom to the younger generation and they don't really care!

jack69 said...

So much truth in this entry lady. One of those is nested in this:
It’s almost impossible to understand the lesson until the circumstance happens to you.

yOU ARE absolutely right. And right about trying to tell someone something you learned, is most of the time, futile.
Enjoyed being at your place,
Sherry & jack

TARYTERRE said...

this quote sums it all up in my humble opinion, "People never learn anything by being told, that have to find out for themselves."