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“What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?” originally appeared on Quora–the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
1. Perception is reality
It’s true. The way you interpret and understand the world directly affects your beliefs and the way you live your life. Perception creates bias as much as it creates understanding. It creates fear as much as it creates curiosity.
Do you want your reality to be narrow or vast?
Will the bliss that ignorance provides be sufficient, or do you need more?
The truth is most people want more. Even if it is on a subconscious level. Humans tend to trail blaze. From cradle to the grave, our society emphasizes the importance of education. Learning and discovering is what we do, but still it is increasingly hard to understand what you don’t understand.
So how do you learn to know what you don’t know? Start by asking yourself: What don’t I know? What do you want to learn more about?
Most importantly, understand that it’s OK to be wrong. In error there is growth.
2. Everything is temporary
Your good times are temporary and your bad times are temporary. So when you’re up, enjoy it, bask in it, and be grateful for it. And when you’re down, know you will get through it. Know that it’s not the end, and that it’s just a rough patch. Life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, and surprises.