I have learned

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 life
 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 know something.

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
that's important. It's what they
do about it.

I've learned
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heart ache for life.

I've learned 
that no matter how thin you slice it,
  there are always two sides.

I've Learned
that it's taking me a long time to
become the person I want to be.

I've learned 
that it's a lot easier to react than
it is to think.

I've learned
that you should always leave loved ones
with loving words. It may be
    the last time you see them.

I've learned 
that you can keep going
 long after you think you can't.

I've learned
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I've learned 
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I've learned
 that regardless of how hot and steamy a
relationship is at first, the passion
fades and there had better be
something else to take its place.

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 learning to forgive takes practice.

I've learned 
that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don't know how to show it.

I've learned
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned 
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned
that sometimes the people you expect
 to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up.

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 grow
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I've learned 
  that just because someone doesn't love you
 the way you want them to doesn't mean
 they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned
that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many
 birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned 
that you should never tell a child that
their dreams are unlikely or outlandish.
Few things are more humiliating, and
what a tragedy it would if they believed it.

I've learned
that your family won't always
be there for you. It may seem funny,
but people you aren't related to
can take care of you and love you
 and teach you to trust people again.
 Families aren't biological.

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 forgiven
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 our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned 
that sometimes when my friends fight,
 I'm forced to choose sides
 even when I don't want to.

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 we don't have to change friends
 if we understand that friends change.

I've learned 
that you shouldn't be so eager to find
out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I've learned
that two people can look
at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I've learned 
that no matter how you try to protect
your children, they will eventually get hurt
and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned
that there are many
ways of falling and staying in love.

I've learned 
that no matter the consequences,
 those who are honest
 with themselves get farther in life.

I've learned
that no matter how many friends you have,
if you are their pillar you will feel lonely
and lost at the times you need them most.

I've learned 
 that your life can be changed
 in a matter of hours by people who
don't even know you.

I've learned
that even when you think
  you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find strength to help.

I've learned 
that writing, as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.

I've learned
that the paradigm we live in
is not all that is offered to us.

I've learned 
that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned
 that the people you care most about in life
 are taken from you too soon.

I've learned 
that although the word "love" can have
many different meanings,
it loses value when overly used.

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.