Monday, February 11, 2008

Life lessons

It's funny how sometimes you have an experience that teaches you some thing about yourself. I guess I try to learn something from every experience, but sometimes a particular experience will stay with you for a while.

These are just a few of the lessons I have learnt about myself in the last couple of weeks:

1. I'm way too trusting of other people. I think I knew that already, but it has been rammed home of late. I let someone lie to me repeatedly and chose to ignore it.

2. Trust the pit crew. I have a core group of friends who I turn to for support and advice. The pit crew. They get me physically and emotionally ready for the world. Some of them are new to the crew, some have been around for decades. All of them have my best interest at heart. ALL of them gave me the same advice, and I ignored it. I'm sorry, I won't do it agian.

3. I'm not studying criminology for nothing. To cut a long story short, I was conversing with someone who had not told me many details about themselves. I had a revelation late one night, and looked online with the information I did have - first name, nickname, job, hobby. Success. I even found a picture. One of my most satisfying moments ever was meeting, and seeing that I had indeed found him online. This is the best lesson of them all - don't fuck with me, coz I will find you online.

Onwards and upwards.

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