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Offline SovelissTopic starter

Life lessons learned the hard way
« on: July 11, 2016, 12:58:28 PM »

Here is a topic for life lessons you have learned the hard way.

I'll start:

In a fight, even untrained persons can get lucky, either getting a fluke hit on you, getting you when you're not at peak condition, or both.

(Self defense class. There was this girl who joined because she received a gratuitous beat down from a girl gang. I was assigned to train with her. So she had to learn how to hit an attacker to make him let go of a physical hold he has on you. The purpose was to learn the move, not actually hurt the person. I hadn't slept well last night, so I didn't get my cue and let her go on time. She panicked and hit me for real. Was knocked out cold for 10 seconds. 1à seconds is a pretty long time in a fight. Had this been a real fight, she could have done whatever she wanted with me during 10 seconds, despite the fact that I had the training and physical fitness advantage over her. She apologized when I came back to the world of the living, I had a laugh about it, saying that accidents happen and if I didn't wanted to get bruises I wouldn't go to a self-defense class, and I was pretty tough. Still, I had to explain a nasty bruise on my eye to all the people I know. I had no reason to lie, and I laughed and still laugh about it. It was actually a good memory. Still...)

Lesson learned.

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Re: Life lessons learned the hard way
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 12:12:59 AM »
For me it would have to be "Saving Money"

I know it's really simple, but I found that times are hard now, and when I was young I was fast and loose with spending money, and now that I need savings, they just aren't there. So while you're young SAVE YOUR MONEY! Trust me.

Offline RedRose

Re: Life lessons learned the hard way
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 05:44:54 AM »
People are sometimes (often?) jealous. Don't speak too much.

Offline rekhaiyer

Re: Life lessons learned the hard way
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 05:19:45 AM »
If you are angry, do not say, "I don't care." It gives away the fact that it does bother you and it only makes people try harder to push you over the edge.