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50 Life Lessons from an 80 Years Old Man

Kebetulan lewat di lini masa akun media sosial saya dan rasanya koq pas banget. Ya at least most of the pas banget.

Karenanya saya fikir it deserves a post disini. Paling penting ya buat mengingat, biar anytime saya merasakan urgensi untuk membacanya kembali bisa dengan mudah menemukannya. Kedua siapa tau ada mereka yang like-minded iseng keluyuran di dunia maya menemukannya dan mendapat sedikit insight untuk kehidupannya sendiri.

So here they are tanpa saya otak atik sama sekali. Nggak ditambahin dikuriangin, nggak diterjemahkan, nggak juga dibumbui dengan pendapat atau pikiran saya sendiri.

Kalau ada yang kebetulan membaca dan merasa perlu menambahkan bumbu, feel free bumbui sendiri sesuai selera masing-masing.

  1. Have a firm handshake.
  2. Look people in the eye.
  3. Sing in the shower.
  4. Own a great stereo system.
  5. If you in a fight, hit hard and hit first.
  6. Keep secrets.
  7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
  8. Always accept an outstretched hands.
  9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
  10. Whistle.
  11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
  12. Choose your life mate carefully.
  13. Make it a habbit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
  14. Lend only those books you never care about.
  15. Never deprive someone of hope, it might be all they have.
  16. When playing games with children, let them win.
  17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
  18. Be romantic.
  19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
  21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.
  22. Be a good loser.
  23. Be a good winner.
  24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
  25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
  26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
  27. Keep it simple.
  28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
  29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
  30. Live your life so that your obituary could read. No regrets.
  31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
  32. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
  33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who help you.
  34. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
  35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital, even if it is just for a few minutes.
  36. Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
  37. Once in a while, take a scenic route.
  38. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them “Someone who thinks you’re terrific.”
  39. Answer the phone with enthusiasim and energy in your voice.
  40. Keep a notepad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ides sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
  41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless how trivial their job.
  42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
  43. Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
  44. Become someone’s hero.
  45. Marry only for love.
  46. Count your blessings.
  47. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
  48. Wave at the children in a school bus.
  49. Remember that 80 percent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
  50. Don’t expect life to be fair.

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