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8 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Life

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8 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Life

By Glen Allsop of DumbLittleMan, via Divine Caroline

They say life is what we make of it. By the end of this post, I hope to have helped you decide whether that statement is true or not.

There is no doubt that life has its ups and downs. However, how we deal with them can sometimes make all the difference. I want to share eight harsh truths that Iíve come to learn from life. Thereís also a message in each that I think we can all learn from, and when applied, will improve our lives infinitely.

Some of these lessons may be old-hat for you. If so, look for ways to refine the idea to ensure your getting the most out of it. On the other hand, you may completely disagree with an idea or two and thatís great! Let us know your thoughts so we can all learn from each other.

1. Friends Come and Go
When I was in high school, I always imagined spending most of my life with the same people. Then when I realized I had to move to college, that all changed. Once again, I made some close college friends but left them all behind when I moved from the UK to South Africa.

Friends will always come and go in your life; even though Iím back in the UK now, all my friends are in university around the country and not exactly in meeting distance. It can be a hard thing to accept, but many of the friends you spend time with now, might not be around in the next few years.

Important Lesson: There are an abundance of amazing people out there for you to meet and build relationships with. If you donít have many friends, donít stress, there are literally billions of friendship possibilities.

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11:46AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Thank you.

11:45AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Thank you.

11:44AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Thank you.

6:05PM PDT on Mar 27, 2011


and true!!!

9:24AM PST on Jan 4, 2011

not much positive thinking in this post.....hand me my gun

3:29PM PST on Jan 1, 2011

All 8 points are very true. Thanks.

10:43AM PST on Dec 22, 2010

well said

1:24AM PST on Dec 17, 2010

Thanks, it is so true.

2:23PM PST on Dec 16, 2010

I agree with Dora Wint - I plan to live to be 100, maybe longer :) Awesome article though! I especially love the bullet points at the end - words to live by :)

3:43PM PST on Dec 14, 2010

so true!!!!

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