By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius
It’s 9: 08 PM on day 192 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a cheese and lettuce sandwich for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my campaign some more – no donations were made but you would never guess who responded to one of my tweets … country music superstar Leann Rimes I know she’s just a person but come ‘on I’ve been listening to her music since I was 10 so naturally I was a tad star struck … it was a nice early birthday present from the man upstairs 🙂 – feed myself Chapati – an unleavened flatbread – and mutton gravy for dinner continue to tweet about my campaign – still no luck – and watched TV.
Today as I was lying on my bed staring at the TV I couldn’t help but make a list in my head of all the things I’ve learned in my adolescences and this is what it looks like on paper:
Lessons I’d like to pass onto the next generation
- People will only treat you how you treat yourself e.i you have to love, respect and accept yourself before others can
- Everything is in the way you see it e.g. you don’t have enough money to ride the bus you can either whine about it or you can say oh well I can walk I need the exercise anyway
- Always be grateful for what you have because there’s always someone out there who has less than you