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Things I've noticed over time (Please add your own experiences)

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My own generalized observations.

(1) Disappointment comes from Expectations
(2) Don't employ or work with family.
(3) People, in general, don't want to be "Helped"'
(4) Your opinion doesn't matter.
(5) No one cares about your successes.
(6) Everyone in the end is selfish
(7) Everyone lies.
(8) Appreciation has a short expiry date.
(9) Your death and life will be forgotten in a few generations.
(10) Money is reward for your time and ingenuity.
(11) We will have more acquaintances than friends.
(12) Your dog is the most faithful friend you'll ever have.
(13) Only you can solve your problems
(14) There is ALWAYS someone in a less enviable position than yours.
(15) No one cares about your problems and issues.
(16) Luck is the greatest supplier of opportunity.
(17) Most of the human race are oxygen wasters.
(18) We are our own worst enemy and Greatest Allie
(19) Everyone is replaceable.
(20) Money CAN buy lots of things including happiness.
(21) We all justify our position/choices in life, and only you really care!
(22) If you can't control it don't do it.
(23) Worry is pointless it prolongs the agony.
(24) The worst decision is no decision--you can change good or bad.
 
On point (16)...
One Australian Cricket Capt, I can't immediately remember which one, was chipped on how lucky he was; He replied 'yeah and the more I practice the luckier I seem get'

I do like the Jenny Holtzer stylisation... And would recommend to anyone her work. It's not 'off topic'
 
1) Our darkest hours are during the night
2) Every stormy day is followed by sunshine
3) Generosity creates opportunities, eg in time, money, and/or in spirit
4) I discovered I can wear work pants too, with deep pockets and knee pad inserts.

Dopey came home very excited. 'Hey look, what I've got from Bunnings. I can store tools in my pockets" pointing to his knees. 'How are you going to bend your knees with your tools in there? And you're going to stab yourself" And as it turned out, it was the wrong size, haha
 
*Nobody is average. We all have traits that are in some way uncommon.

*Almost everyone goes through a major life derailment at some point.

For the second one it's really just an observation. I haven't seen many get to age 50 without the wheels falling off at some point along the way and for many it happens in their 30's.

Divorce
Health
Business or career failure
Being a victim of crime, being falsely accused or being a witness to something serious
Etc

Anything that irreversibly shatters whatever plans you had and changes the course of your life dramatically at least for a period and in many cases permanently.

And so on. Just an observation but I haven't seen too many get through life without a major derailment along the way and usually it's in their 30's or 40's. And when that time comes:

*You will find out who your real friends are and aren't. This will surprise you. :2twocents
 
On point (16)...
One Australian Cricket Capt, I can't immediately remember which one, was chipped on how lucky he was; He replied 'yeah and the more I practice the luckier I seem get'

I do like the Jenny Holtzer stylisation... And would recommend to anyone her work. It's not 'off topic'
Gary Player was the first sportsman i heard say that.
 
*If you suspect someone or something is working against you, they've likely been doing so for years before you noticed.

*Everything has a peak followed by decline. There are no exceptions to this.

*Outliers requiring human talent cannot be recreated. That's why they're outliers. They can be replaced but the replacement will be different, it won't recreate the original.

*Technical perfection alone does not lead to success.
 
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Accountants do not understand entrepreneurs, the thought of creating something just from a good idea is totally foreign to them.
 
Time and place is everything. What is considered heroism, genius, proactivity will be punished harshly in another context, and vice versa in the opposite direction. Pretty sure all the main strategies for trading were profitable somewhere and sometime. There's very few absolutes in human affairs. It's usually thought of as being a slow change, but many times it's abrupt - consider you're a Russian royal; one day the world is at your feet, then the Commies take over and being royal is suddenly, effectively, a death sentence.
 
I could list so many instances along that line.

I have learnt that if you want to give something to someone--eg a car, money , house --whatever does not pass title or leave yourself without protection for a default.

Of course, under $1000 I wouldn't expect to see it back. To save issues I have said use it as you like but dont come back for more.
They invariably do.
 
I could list so many instances along that line.

I have learnt that if you want to give something to someone--eg a car, money , house --whatever does not pass title or leave yourself without protection for a default.

Of course, under $1000 I wouldn't expect to see it back. To save issues I have said use it as you like but dont come back for more.
They invariably do.
Haha just got it thanks to the Sir
Come to think of it great investment in some cases!!
 
Have you ever given $10 to someone and never seen that person again?
What a good investment that turned out to be.
When I used to inhabit dens of iniquity I used to have a buffer for every "mate"

I would lend them $10 but if they did not pay it back there was no more until they did

I used to be referred to as the bank of Macca by some

Funnily enough, there was one guy who eventually got his act together and we ended up doing some business, turned out alright too 100% in 8 weeks of Christmas trading
 
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