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40 THINGS I’VE LEARNED AT 40: #9

judge#9   Don’t judge people’s bad habits. Everyone does something that others consider “wrong,” even if it doesn’t affect them.  As long as whatever it isn’t isn’t being forced on you or affecting you, don’t worry about it.  If you want to worry about something, worry about yourself (or how to give Toby more money).

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40 THINGS I’VE LEARNED AT 40: #10

#10 Cut crazy out of your life quickly.

crazy  I don’t mean “actually mentally ill”, in which case you should get them help.  I mean “unnecessarily having drama and doing stupid stuff and doesn’t need to be doing all this and will just bring you down with them.”  Because they will.  Don’t stand for it, don’t allow it, don’t be near it.

 

 

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40 THINGS I’VE LEARNED AT 40: #11

story-300x228#11  We all have a story. Take the time to listen to people’s stories. If you listen long enough, the story becomes clear. They are all interesting, even if for the simple fact that no two are alike.

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40 THINGS I’VE LEARNED AT 40: #12

Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them#12  If you mess up, fess up.  You make your own decisions and choices (unless you are a prisoner or being blackmailed or something extreme like that).  Own up to your choices and their effects, positive and negative.

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40 THINGS I’VE LEARNED AT 40: #13

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pinoy-kid-laughing-300x300#13  People want to laugh and be happy.  Give someone a really good memory or one great laugh, and they will look at you in a good light for a really long time, even if they don’t remember all the details of what was so funny or great.

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