Sunday Poser # 82

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?

Life teaches us many lessons. Some are hard, others are easier. I think one lesson we all would benefit from is how it feels to experience unkindness. We never notice if we are being unjust, unfair or unkind to others until it happens to us. That is an eye-opening moment and at that moment we realize how it really feels when others are unkind. And we also realize how essential it is to be kind, to be fair and thoughtful.

First-hand experience has no equal. When we are at the receiving end we know exactly what it feels like. So in my opinion this is one lesson we all will benefit from learning!

What in your view is the one thing that life teaches us that can improve us?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



66 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 82

  1. There are so many lessons I have learned in life, it would take a book to record them all. And there are so many levels to approach this topic on. But if I were to try to pick the greatest lesson I have every learned, off the top of my age-addled mind, it would be a mixture of two things: respect, and responsibility. All living things deserve my respect. I am no more important than a garden slug, or no less important than the wisest living being alive or now dead–which may or may not be a member of the human species. Also, I am responsible in some way to and for every living being I encounter in life. We are all living beings, together, and we all want to live to the best of our abilities, and to whatever we consider our greatest capacity for happiness, or, at least, with the least amount of suffering in our lives–therefore I must do whatever I can within my own capabilities, abilities, and understandings to help others live as I would like to be able to live.
    Unfortunately, I do not always achieve these ideals, but I must try to set aside my own biases and beliefs in favour of other’s biases and beliefs, in the moment, in order to do what I can for them. And I must know when people or other living beings to not want me to do anything for them, because I do not always want the aid they are offering when I ferl I can do something gor myself–and that is a hard thing to learn.
    Long ago I wrote this poem, slightly revised over the years:

    My Life Commitment to Life

    Allow no person to be mine teacher,
    For they cannot live mine life for me.
    Allow me not to be thine teacher,
    For I cannot live thine life for thee.
    Please help me where’er you can,
    And I shall help you where’er I can;
    We are living beings together.
    Let us exist as allies, not enemies.

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    1. This poem says it the best. I agree that we all have a shared responsibility towards making life good and pleasant for all living creatures. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts


  2. My biggest lesson was learning that I had value, and strength and could be a force in the world. I think children should be shown that from birth, absorbing their self-worth so it’s an asset, not a lesson.

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  3. Thatโ€™s a good lesson you write of, Sadje. I think being exposed to situations where we must confront our fears, so we can grow is a helpful one. Often, we shy away from our fears, thus reduce the chances of growing in these areas.

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  4. interesting question Sadje. Interesting answer too. I’d maybe say, failure the first time, is a big thing, that is the first time when it has an impact and we can understand.

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