The 12 Lessons Learned in 2012

By | December 27, 2012

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The count down for the year 2012’s departure has started and this made me reflect on the changes and lessons I’ve learned this past year and I thought I’d share my -err- wisdom with you:

  1. Back up! Back up, back up, back up, back up, back up, back up, back up, back up, back up, back up, back up, BACK UP.
  2. Never regret something or someone if you had happy and laughter times with them. Be thankful.
  3. Don’t argue with stupid people. Its pointless and a complete waste of energy.
  4. Losing your phone means you’ll get to know who asks after you and who doesn’t care. That’s the silver lining.
  5. Be considerate. What you take as given for granted might not be what others are dealt in life. Not everyone has what you have.
  6. Don’t judge people with your own circumnstances. Put yourself in their shoes and then judge. Better yet, why judge people at all? Live and let live.
  7. There are no good people and bad people. There are people with different percentages of good and bad in them that differe according to their surroundings and situations.
  8. Never rely on anyone, never trust anyone, never tolerate anyone.
  9. The signs I’ve read and dismissed as a fabrication of my imagination all turned out to be true. Trust my interpretation of the signs, I may have a sixth sense afterall.
  10. If something I wanted didn’t happen and others were deemed better than me, I’d whine about it for five minutes, then put my head down and work harder. It means I’m still not good enough and must work harder. Whining won’t get me anywhere, hard work will.
  11. The Mayans were wrong, BIG TIME! Just because they were advanced once upon a time it doesn’t mean they are always right.
  12. Always remember, when one door closes another one opens at the exact same moment. Don’t waste your time lingering at the close door, make haste to the newly opened one.

O salamtkom. What about you? What are the lessons you’ve learned in 2012?


8 Responses to “The 12 Lessons Learned in 2012”

  1. sheikha says:

    The biggest lesson I learned is giving is more gratifying than taking. Making someone’s day with a simple gesture fills you with so much joy.

    • danderma says:

      I agree with you. The expression you see on their faces, the happiness emitting from them, its unparalleled. Of course there is a good chance these happy individuals might bite you back unexpectedly regardless but then that’s life mo?

  2. AbSa says:

    point 7 , 8 and 9 were killers… so trueeeeeeeeee

    12 points only in total :( …. that one lesson learnt per month

    loved every bit of this post :)……

    • danderma says:

      Thank you! I’ve learned a lot of lessons this year, it was a hard one for me. Still, you learn something from all that and I’m glad I’m a year older and wiser!

  3. Asmaa says:

    Everyone changes, don’t get too attached to anyone for any reason, the reason may not be there tomorrow

    Read, educate yourself, and then help others with your experiences

    Never look down upon anyone, everyone has their own battles and problems they are silently dealing with

    Whenever you give, give with the best of your intentions and give what you’d like to receive

    A change a day in your habits will make you a completely new person by the end of the month! So change for the better and not for the worst

    Sleep on time, spend more time with family, and give everything its due place and time, no more no less

    • danderma says:

      I like your wisdom. So true! I’m a total believer in people’s capacity for change. People grow up, evolve -or not-, and change with time. That’s a fact!

  4. Jacqui says:

    Just one lesson:

    Never stress, never allow negativity to invade your life and enjoy each day as it comes to its fullest. If something annoys you or someone then just cut it/them out!

    • danderma says:

      Another good one. Sometimes its hard to cut all negativity out but trimming always works!