20 Times People Learned Life Lessons Slightly Late In Life, As Shared In this Online Group

Published 1 year ago

No matter how much worldly knowledge you’ve gathered, there are always some things that you might have missed. However, there is nothing wrong with admitting that you don’t know something as it’s never too late to learn.

A Reddit thread in which someone asked “What are some things you realized too late in life?”. We have collected some of those answers here today. Scroll below to read them. And if you want more, check out our previous posts here and here.

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Image source: AlanClan, Budgeron Bach

“Dont try to hang on to a toxic friendship just because of your history.”


Image source: pajamakitten, Tima Miroshnichenko

“Doing well in school doesn’t mean you will do well outside of it.”


Image source: pinkkittenfur, Andrea Piacquadio

“You only get one body. Take care of it.”


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“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”


Image source: Jackatarian, Karolina Grabowska

“Doctors are just people, and people are sometimes bias, useless, dismissive and just plain wrong.”


Image source: PhreedomPhighter, Julia Avamotive

“I thought people didn’t like me because I was nerdy and all. Turns out the problem was that I never gave them a chance because I assumed they wouldn’t like me.”


Image source: swissfrenchman, Riccardo

“Most of the population is far less aware than you think.”


Image source: LondonFogAddict91, Athena

“Its ok to catch yourself in your own BS. That’s not you failing, its you being self aware and that will make you a better person.”


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“The chances of you growing up to be something big is very unlikely.

And if you do accomplish something huge, it’s even more unlikely that you’ll keep that success for too long.

Be grateful for being average because it’s very hard to do the basic things it takes to maintain a stable lifestyle that’s nowhere near the “american dream”.”


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“Being assertive and taking care of your own needs doesn’t make you an a*****e and people aren’t going to hate you for it.”


Image source: oddstew, Ketut Subiyanto

“That very few people actually wake up in the morning thinking: ‘Hey, I’m going to be an a*****e and make someone else’s life hell today’. Most of us think our behavior is justified.”


Image source: Napiformity, Sora Shimazaki

“Your stomach isn’t supposed to hurt all the time. I was knee-deep in denial for a while when I first started developing symptoms of Crohn’s Disease.

Side note: if you are in your late teens or early 20s and are having persistent stomach/gut pain, go to the doctor as soon as you possibly can. It could save you a lot of pain and surgery down the line.”


Image source: -Miss_Information-, Andrew Neel

“Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.”


Image source: anon

“Getting married and having kids is not “the ultimate life goal”. Only do it if you really want to. Otherwise you’ll do it just because it’s expected of you and you’ll be trapped in a very unhappy life.”


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“Don’t make other people’s lives your standard for living. Love what you have and love the people that support you.”


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“Just because you put effort and energy into a relationship, doesn’t mean the other person will.”


Image source: Nitroclover, Ron Lach

“Take care of your teeth.”


Image source: PimemtoCheese, Ketut Subiyanto

“Don’t assume people won’t do to you what you wouldnt do to them.”


Image source: MrDextra, Alexandra Schulz

“You don’t need someone else to feel complete. There was never a hole to begin with. It was just you finding your way through life. You don’t start with a hole, you start with foundation and build up.”


Image source: Portarossa, Pixabay

“‘If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.’

It’s really easy to get into the mindset of thinking that things have to be perfect, but that’s also the kind of mindset that leaves you meticulously editing the first five thousand words of that novel you’ve been working on for half a decade. Sit down and finish the f*****g thing, *then* worry about fixing it up.

Perfect is the enemy of good.”

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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