25 Things I Learned In 25 Years

We live, and we learn. Or do we? I recently feel upon an interview that I did with M last year. I said that I had gotten older, but definitely not wiser. I’m not sure that’s completely true though.

I do not feel wise, but maybe I do feel a little wiser as every year goes by.

Sometimes we discredit the small things, but while they might not be a game changer, I think everything we learn deserves some credit.

According to Socrates the true meaning of life is to learn (and keep learning until we die), so if I just keep up the learning part, then I shouldn’t be that far away from figuring out this whole adult thing.

  1. It’s not that hard to be on time.

I know a lot of people will argue with me on this, but after 25 years on trying to be on time, I would say it’s not that hard.

Yes, it may happen that other circumstances make you late on a rare occasion, but my experience is that if you make it a priority – you can be on time.

  1. Dogs are the best creatures on this earth.

Facts.

  1. People lie.

  1. Water solves everything.

Do you need to lose weight? Drink water. A better skin? Drink water. Are you tired of your boyfriend? Drown him.

  1. Believe the best in people – but don’t be naive.

Your past experiences shouldn’t be taken out on the next people that enters your life, but you shouldn’t forget the lessons from the past either.

  1. It’s okay to leave people behind.

We grow up. We change. It’s okay.

  1. Coffee is great.

And addictive.

  1. Taking risks (usually) pays off.

The best decision (and risk at the time) I ever made was to leave Denmark.

  1. Social media is a pretty story we tell strangers.

Social media doesn’t have much to do with reality, but it can be fun as long as we remember that.

  1. Candy and junk food makes me fat.

I had to test it.

  1. Blondes have more fun

After I went blonde I’ve had much more fun (this may or may not have more to do with the fact that I moved away from Denmark).

  1. It’s possible to ignore a to-do list.

I still write them, but I also tend to ignore them.

  1. Friends can become family.

Especially when you don’t live in the same country as your family.

  1. Older men are no good.

  1. Younger guys are no good either.

  1. You’re in control of your own happiness.

Every time I struggle, it’s myself that brings me up again. It’s not because my family and friends don’t try to help me, but you can’t get back up before you decide to on your own.

  1. I love food.

Who doesn’t.

  1. Good people do bad things.

  1. Curiosity is your friend.

Never assume you know everything. You don’t.

  1. Dry shampoo actually works.

I was a sceptic.

  1. It’s okay to be sad for no reason.

Some days just don’t work for me even though I can’t explain why.

  1. I have a thing for pugs.

Ten years from now you’ll find me in a house with 10 pugs.

  1. It’s hard to not drink alcohol (even though you don’t want to)

I spend a year where I didn’t drink alcohol. Although I was perfectly fine with it, most people prefer you drink with them, so they keep questioning your decision not to drink like you’re a crazy person.

If I go out and don’t drink now, I prefer to not tell people, because they don’t really notice whether you’re drinking or not (and it’s not their business anyway).

  1. Love is rare.

There are so many people out there that stays in toxic or comfort relationships that doesn’t have anything to do with love.

  1. People judge you.

It doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do. People judge you either way, so just do what you want.

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