I've Learned - by Omer Washington
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I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do
is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I've learned
that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
I've learned that it takes years to build up trust and only seconds
to destroy it. I've learned that it's not what you have in your live,
but who you have in your life that counts. I've learned that you can
get by on charm for about fifteen minutes, after that, you'd better
I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others
can do, but to the best you can do. I've learned that it's not what
happens to people, it's what they do about it. I've learned that no
matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides. I've learned
that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may
be the last time you'll see them. I've learned that you can keep going
long after you think you can't.
I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. I've learned
that there are people, who love you dearly, but just don't know how
to show it. I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the
right to be angry but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I've learned that true friendship continues to grow even over the
longest distance same goes for true love.
I've learned that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to
hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgive by others,
sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself. I've learned that
no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for
your grief. I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't
mean they don't love each other and just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do.
I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of
their actions. I've learned that two people can look at the exact
same thing and see something totally different. I've learned that
no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get
farther in life. I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter
of hours when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength
I've learned that writing, As well as talking, Can ease emotional
pains. I've learned that the people you care most about in life are
taken from you too soon. I've learned that it's hard to determine
where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's
feelings and standing up for what you believe. I've learned to love
and be loved. I've learned.