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Jul 09, 2019 22:47:47

Things I was never told as a kid

by @seunoyebode PATRON | 207 words | 19🔥 | 221💌

Seun Oyebode

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Have you ever been in a situation where a life lesson dawned upon you and you were like "why didn't someone tell me this earlier?" 

We've all been there, here's a cheeky list of things I was not told as a kid - lessons I stumbled upon or figured out on my own 

1) Life is not easy

2) People are complicated.

3) Doing things for yourself sustains you, doing things for others fulfils you

4) Never tell the interviewer your current salary

5) How to spot and avoid white elephant projects

6) Daily writing is as important as learning math & english. Even if it's journaling. Just write every day

7) Most, if not, all tools in life are amoral. Whatever you use them to achieve reveals you.

8) Forgive people in advance.

9) Why you do what you do is more important than what you do

10) Love the process 

11) Keep your childish curiosity, never lose it

12) The reward of hard is more work

13) The joy is in the journey not necessarily the destination

14) Most things in life are games - making money, competitions or sports, moving up the career ladder - play the games to your strength.

15) Everything is contextual 

Yeah, I'd love to see your list. ;) 



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    @seunoyebode nice list, thanks for sharing this! Can definitely feel for points 12 and 15. Feel inspired to write my version now

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jul 10, 2019 20:43:57
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    @seunoyebode - Nice one Seun.
    I remember being mad at my parents for somethings I discovered as a teenager. I remember asking my dad why they never told us everything. I was so naive. Expecting any one person to know it all.

    This post deserves a reply post. And definitely should go into our project.

    I shall reply to your email tomorrow- it's my day to catch up on things.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jul 09, 2019 21:48:37
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    @seunoyebode Interesting list. Perhaps I will create a list of my own in a future post.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 09, 2019 17:55:35
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    @seunoyebode - my mom told me, "You don't need to be told stuff, you need to figure it out for yourself."

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 09, 2019 14:51:40
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