I almost finish my ‘Twenty-101’.
Throughout the year, things are going extremely great. This year might be the year I met new friends the most. I made new circles, and of course, I learned a lot. So here are what I have learned in my Twenty 101:
- Stepping outside your comfort-zone is not as frightening as you used to think. Instead it feels really good.
- Outside your comfort-zone, there are a lot of new people, ready to become your friends
- Outside your comfort-zone, there are even more people ready to become your enemies
- Meeting new friends broadens your world; keeping old friends shines your world.
- When you are doing great, a lot people want to join you; but even more people want you down.
- People change their mind. Today they love you. The next day they hate you. Well, suck it. Just deal with it.
- People change their mind. Today they hate you. The next day they love you. Lesson learned: always treat others with your best attitude. You never know what tomorrow might bring.
- You change your mind. So yeah, make it even, then.
- Forgive. It is hard to do, but it is doable. Do it – not for their sake. When you forgive, you actually are saving your soul from the grave. You become your own hero.
- Try your best not to screw up. But I can guarantee you; you’ll screw up anyway. So next point.
- Forgive. Even harder to do: to forgive yourself. It is perfectly okay to screw up once in a while. Just don’t budge yourself with your own continuous judgments.
- Changing your blackberry into other phones is okay. You might have a lot of thought about it at first: ‘What about my blackberry messenger?’ but trust me. You won’t regret it even once. And yes, your life will be a lot easier without checking on recent updates every once in a while
- But beware of Instagram. It shows only the perfect side of others’ lives. It shows people’s smile, but never their tears. It shows happy couples but never the next day’s arguments.
- Don’t check on Facebook too often.
- Write. It is the best thing you could ever do. Well, in other words: do your passion. Whatever it is. Whether it is painting or writing. Whether it is singing or selling. Whether it is cooking or taking pictures. Do it.
- People won’t always love your writing (or whatever you do with your passion). It is okay. It means you are unique. You don’t live to satisfy their needs and wants anyway.
- Your happiest day at the moment can be your second-happiest-day in no time; might become your thirtieth-happiest-day in a blink. In other words, your best day is yet to come. Be enthusiastic.
- What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger. Whoever invents this quotes deserve a standing applause.
- Always treat people nicely. But don’t let them step on you.
- Most people treat others based on their looks. You hate the fact? Well, sorry there isn’t a way to change it. So, present yourself nicely everywhere you go.
- Your good deeds would be rejected at some point or another. That’s okay. That’s okay.
- You’ll see your parents and siblings as your friends. Now, that is the most wonderful thing ever. The world might betray you in a blink, but your family will never ever do that.
- Money is not everything; but everything needs money.
- Make sure your collage years teach you more about life than merely mundane classes. Go make more friends. Talk to them. Laugh with them. Share your thoughts. Treasure it.
- You will meet your high-school friends you once hated. This time, they would be your best goofing buddies – yes, the ones you would never thought will ever make you laugh – will actually make you laugh.
- God has guided you for every year of your life, teaches you the best lessons, makes you laugh and picks you up. What makes you think He won’t this time – and every other time in the future? In fact, He will.
- Life is good. God is good. Always.