Lessons Learned, 141-150
Lesson Learned #141
I've learned to be very wary of people who tell me what they say is not what they mean.
Lesson Learned #142
When I was starting out, we had to say yes to almost everything.
Now that we're successful, we have to say no to almost everything.
Lesson Learned #143
Many obedient people got enraged at me when I defied social norms.
I think my success showed their submission was a choice.
They could've chosen another path, but that required them to be courageous, and they hated me for showing that's possible.
Lesson Learned #144
The most disrespectful thing I can do to someone is tell them they shouldn't feel a certain way.
Took me years to understand this.
Mainly because I denied so many emotions in myself, I assumed everyone should do it.
I was wrong.
Lesson Learned #145
It seems to me that you can be popular, or you can tell the truth.
I don't know of many people who do both, at least while still alive.
(Comedians are the only exception I can think of.)
Lesson Learned #146
Whenever someone says "We need" what they really mean is "I want."
Lesson Learned #147
The better the idea, the simpler the words needed to explain it.
Lesson Learned #148
What I refuse to heal internally, comes back externally. It can come in different mediums; the obstacles in my life, the way kids behave, the people I attract. I continue to repeat what I don’t repair.
Lesson Learned #149
What people do for me is a very good indication of what they want me to do for them. This is also how I can understand what I want other people to do for me—by seeing what I do for them.
Lesson Learned #150
You might not believe how many famous people are actually lunatics dealing with their trauma (and ego) by declaring their actions—whatever they are—as a paragon of virtue/wisdom/morality/happiness. Hint: (pretty much) all of them. Ask me how I know...
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