What We Should Have Learned in School but Never Did

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1. Forgiveness is something you do for yourself

1.1. Holding a grudge and being unable to let go of anger can ruin your own happiness, rather than causing grief to others.

2. Many health issues can be avoided with proper diet, exercise, and rest

2.1. Drop a few of the unhealthy foods you eat on a regular basis

2.2. Get enough exercise and sleep

2.3. It’s easier to stay healthy than it is to regain lost health.

3. Perseverance is the most critical component of success

3.1. When things don’t work out as hoped, change your approach and keep on going.

3.2. How could you possibly fail if you refuse to quit?

4. Your happiness is your responsibility

4.1. Your happiness may not be top priority for others

4.2. You’re the only one who truly knows what’s required for your own happiness and fulfillment.

4.3. Figure out all that makes you happy and create a life that supports those things.

5. Say what needs to be said while there’s still time

5.1. If anyone in your life has passed away, you’ve probably regretted not telling them certain things.

5.2. You only have a limited amount of time. Tell them what needs to be said

6. Failure is part of the process

6.1. The most significant learning comes from “failing” at something.

6.2. Provided you learn from each failure and apply that knowledge, you’re really just perfecting your route to success.

7. Live life like it’s hard, and your life will become easier

7.1. Do all the annoying things that many people aren’t willing to do.

7.2. These “difficult” things actually result in an easier life.

8. Obsessing about the future or past creates anxiety and frustration

8.1. Look to the past to gain wisdom.

8.2. Don't have regrets about your past or worries about the future

8.3. Look ahead to see potential roadblocks and start working on solutions.

9. You don’t know what you don’t know

9.1. Figure out what’s true and false in your belief system.

9.2. Having a more accurate road map to life results in a smoother trip.

10. 11 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School

10.1. Rule № 1: Life is not fair. Get used to it.

10.2. Rule № 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

10.3. Rule № 3: You will not make $40,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

10.4. Rule № 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

10.5. Rule № 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

10.6. Rule № 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

10.7. Rule № 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

10.8. Rule № 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

10.9. Rule № 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

10.10. Rule № 10: Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

10.11. Rule № 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.