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The most important life lesson I have learned is.....

Postby Saarenmaa » Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:13 am

I created this thread to discuss life lessons and wisdom to share my experiences and get other people's opinions on how best to act and how best not to act in various situations. Let's start the discussion.

The most important life lesson I have learned is...always think before you act. Ill-considered actions often lead to dire situations, and everyone is responsible for everything they do and say. Therefore, it is important to remember the consequences of our actions and words and try to make thoughtful decisions.

So NS, let's share the most important lessons we've learned in our lives with each other.
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Postby Technoscience Leftwing » Mon Feb 05, 2024 12:56 pm

* In modern life, skills (the ability to do something) are more important than book erudition. This is due to the fact that in modern society any information can be easily obtained from the Internet. Before the invention of the Internet, when there were few books and literate people, book knowledge was more valued.
* It is not always possible to use old books as an algorithm for modern action. Books tell us about people and conditions of the past. But we live in the present, where both living conditions and human types are somewhat different. If the laws of physics and chemistry have not changed in 100 years, then the level of technology, the structure of society and its response to various problems have changed significantly.
* We must not confuse our social interests with those of others (all the propaganda of the government and big business is aimed at making us mistake the interests of the elite for our interests).
* We must remember the historical past through the prism of our own interests, and not those of the government (and then it will have completely different memorable dates, heroes and sages than in the official historical pantheon).
* We must try to predict threats that may await us in the future (wars, poverty, dictatorship), and try to prevent them on distant approaches.
* We need to create for ourselves an image of the desired future that will express our interests, our dream, a constructive utopia. Evaluate all events according to the criterion: whether they bring our dream closer or prevent it from coming true.
* We must remember that all traditions that instill blind obedience in people are instruments of manipulation in the hands of the ruling elite, to protect their interests to the detriment of ours. The law is a codified arbitrariness of a handful of rulers and the super-rich. Therefore, one must be very critical of such things as law and law-abidingness, family values, religion, patriotism.
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Postby Bradfordville » Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:12 pm

Some people aren't meant to be permanent inside of your life, and as you grow older, you have to let them go. Because if you don't, they'll weigh you down. Their failure to evolve as a person will clash with your own evolution as you matured, and eventually you'll be strangers to each other. They won't understand you, and they'll say they want the old you back, even if the old you is better off dead.
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Postby Floofybit » Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:20 pm

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Postby Corporate Collective Salvation » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:31 pm

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Postby Bradfordville » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:38 pm

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Never ask a man his salary, a woman her age, or C.C. DeVille to play a guitar solo.

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Postby German Kazakhstan » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:41 pm

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Postby Jabberwocky » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:43 pm

Advice from my Grandma: if you kill it, you gotta eat it.
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Postby Bradfordville » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:45 pm

The woman standing in your yard at 3:15 AM and calling your name is not to be trusted. Do not go outside.
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Postby Squirreltopia » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:58 pm

Learned I should never piss off a post-apocalyptic woman hating Roman cosplayers that crucify people on crosses or burn them and throw them off the Grand Canyon while low leveled in Fallout New Vegas.

In all seriousness, the true life lesson I learned is that I shouldn’t piss off the people who love that faction of post apocalyptic Roman Cosplayers despite them probably being crucified by the same faction if said faction were ever real, trust me, it gives me a headache trying to explain to them that the Legion is not only evil, but also literally the worst choice in the entire game, the whole point of the game is letting go of the past and learning to not repeat the mistakes of the old world. (Hence why you have to let go of the gold in Dead Money DLC, why you have to help Joshua Graham realize that he has to let go of his need to kill the entire Legion by himself and some tribals in Honest Hearts DLC, why you have to end the experiments of the robot-human-brain-things to end the Old World Blues and replace it with New World Hope in the Old World Blues DLC, why you have to help Ulysses realize that his hate against the courier is pointless in Lonesome Road DLC.) the Legion holds on to the past as much as the New Californian Republic does. And like the NCR, the legion will fall.
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Postby Corporate Collective Salvation » Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:04 pm

Jabberwocky wrote:Advice from my Grandma: if you kill it, you gotta eat it.

Unless you are on a Kenyan game preserve.
Poached poacher is very tough and gamy.
The remains are evidence, anyway.
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Postby Pathonia » Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:08 pm

... That other human beings are as complex- if not more so- than oneself and one's oft self-centred mind.
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Postby Untecna » Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:43 pm

German Kazakhstan wrote:Never argue with a communist, liberal, conservative, populist, leftist, rightist, centrist, or any opinion that isn't yours cause the only thing you will get is a headache

While you might not like it, discourse is necessary.
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Postby Bradfordville » Tue Feb 06, 2024 3:37 pm

Never say the following words to a very angry man who is standing in front of you.

"What are you gonna do? Shoot me?"
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Postby Intaglio » Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:44 pm

There is a time to talk and a time to shut the hell up and those who fail to realize which is which will suffer.

Sometimes it's better to leave well enough alone; satisfying your curiosity is not worth destroying your happiness.

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Postby Bradfordville » Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:46 pm

Intaglio wrote:There is a time to talk and a time to shut the hell up and those who fail to realize which is which will suffer.

Sometimes it's better to leave well enough alone; satisfying your curiosity is not worth destroying your happiness.


Man ain't that true.

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