Things I wish I'd known too

published Jul 24, 2007, last modified Jun 26, 2013

The short list. Several of those made me think. The rest, well, I guess I already knew them. Hope it helps:

  • Most of it doesn’t matter
  • The greatest source of misery and hatred in this world is clinging to past hurts
  • Waiting to do something until you can be sure of doing it exactly right means waiting for ever
  • Following the latest fashion, in work or in life, is spiritual and intellectual suicide
  • If people complain that you’re too fond of going your own way and aren’t fitting in, you must be on the right track
  • If you make your work your life, you’re making your life into hard work
  • The quickest and simplest way to wreck any relationship is to listen to gossip
  • Trying to please other people is largely a futile activity
  • Every winner is destined to be a loser in due course
  • You can rarely, if ever, please, placate, change, or mollify an asshole
  • Everything takes twice as long as you plan for and produces results about half as good as you hoped
  • People are oddly consistent
  • However hard you try, you can’t avoid being yourself
  • When it comes to blatant lies, there are none more egregious than budget figures
  • The loudest noise in the world is the sound of people whining

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