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Lessons Learned Essay

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"The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love." Whether it's a world or a relationship, love and loss have a time; everything ends. Just because things aren't forever and tragic event occurs, doesn't mean you have to live your life in sorrow. You can't let life just happen to you, take control and choose to be happy.
It's easier for people to bring you down than for you to bring people up. When you surround yourself with negativity the chances of you seeing things from a negative light are pretty high. Growing up my mother always told me "you take on the traits of the people you call friends". Meaning, whether on purpose or subconsciously, ...view middle of the document...

It just means you need to work a little harder to achieve your goals. When this happens don't let the worse of others convince you that because you struggle more than another person, that you cannot do it. Albert Einstein once said, "If you judge a fish on it's ability to climb a tree, it will go it's whole life believing it's stupid." I understand how it feels hearing from another that you can't do something. But how do they know? Do it to prove them wrong and prove to yourself that you are better than the petty words of a person.

Happiness is a choice. This is a lesson I learned the hard way. I have never been a glass half full kind of person. I am more of a "glass is empty because it's shattered" girl. Negativity was my thing and I was good at it. The more I focused on the bad in my life the worse that bad became.

Some people are only around for a season. For the longest time I was under the impression that whenever I met someone new and became friends with them, it was going to be life long. And for most kids, that's a common idea. I had some of the greatest friends and people in my life a girl could ask for. People who were supportive and caring. But the longer you spend with someone the more the true colors start to show....

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