Lessons You Wished You Knew When Younger

What’s a Difficult Life Lesson You Had to Learn as an Adult That You Could Have Been Told When You Were Younger?

A Reddit thread asked: “What is a difficult life lesson you had to learn as an adult, but could have avoided if somebody would have taken the time to talk to you about it when you were younger?” Some of the replies include:

♦That not everyone will appreciate you and it’s ok. You don’t need to be loved by everyone, you simply need to focus on those who like you for who you are and let the rest alone.

♦That it’s okay to say no. And it’s okay to not justify your no.

♦That when someone asks to borrow money, you either give it to them as a gift or you don’t give it at all, because chances are you won’t ever get it back and the relationship with that person will be ruined forever.

♦Money. Financial responsibility is not given the appropriate attention in public school.

♦You shouldn’t marry the first person who shows interest.

(Source: Reddit)