Very simple life lessons I’ve learned

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A simple dump of life lessons I’ve picked up through my lifetime (the list will keep growing for as long as I’m alive and kickin’):

  1. Life is for living.
  2. Be punctual.
  3. You should indeed start — the rest will fall into place when it does.
  4. One must/should love whole-heartedly.
  5. Never stop learning (books or practicing your craft).
  6. Try to do your best at all times.
  7. Time spent with family is time well invested.
  8. Truthfulness is the real mark of integrity.
  9. “Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now — always.” — Albert Schweitzer
  10. Forgiveness is essential.
  11. Give credit where credit is due.
  12. Say “thank you”.
  13. Accept that someday you will die.
  14. One should never force love because love only gives hope when it’s returned and equally so.
  15. Set aside time to think, dream and reflect.
  16. In the words of my late grandmother: “You are not a tree. You don’t have roots. Travel and move to places that present better opportunities for you to grow.”
  17. Make love with passion.
  18. Be enthusiastic.
  19. Take risks.
  20. Think outside the box — always.

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Archie Makuwa

Archie Makuwa

Code, music, craft beer and traveling to remote areas are the only real languages I speak.

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