It has been long said that “life is the greatest teacher of all”. It teaches us of failures, loss, heartbreaks and much more. These are the lessons which makes a person more experienced to take life decisions.
A Twitter user GayatriiM shared a tweet inviting women in their 40s to share the lessons they have learned over the years and the response are kind of wisdom.
Women in their 40s, what is one life lesson you learnt late in life?
I -learnt that sacrifices you make for others are overrated. At the end of the day, you’ll be held responsible for the choices you made esp. by those whose share of responsbilities you took over!
Over to you!
— Gee (@GayatriiM) August 18, 2020
Below are the responses, take a look.
To be selfish and to put yourself first. Because no one else will.
— Kiran Manral (@KiranManral) August 19, 2020
I have learnt this before 30 itself.. No one values your sacrifices. A girl who left her job at 29 to be with her husband and take care of her family is constantly taunted today for not having a job and any goal and ambition in life and also constantly threatened for a divorce.
— silpa kar (@KarSilpa) August 19, 2020
Don’t rush to help anyone just because you understand their pain and want to protect or care- unless asked for 😞 very hard to stop, but constant reminder to wait helps !!!
— Ash JJ (@ashjjkk) August 19, 2020
Don’t trust anyone, blindly.
Try to see what lies beneath that innocent mask that the person is wearing in front of you and speaking so sweetly. Pull of his mask at the very first opportunity you get, expose people before they exploit you.
— Dil Hai Congressi دل ہے کانگریس (@BeAndItIs2) August 19, 2020
That you will be condemned for whatever choice you make. So make choices which make you happy.
— Shivangi शिवांगी شیوانگی (@Shivangiyadav) August 18, 2020
I learned that you don’t have to reply to every message you get. I learned that it’s better to evaluate relationships based on reciprocity, and that sometimes silence works better that spelling out the truth for someone( coz no one likes people that are brutally frank)
— Aishwariya(Not Rai) (@aishwariya) August 19, 2020
I have learnt to say NO and without any guilt. Its like now I know what I dont want – very liberating to feel so
— Shalini Baisiwala | Travel & Books |🌍✈📚✏ (@Shalz75) August 19, 2020
There may never be a later. Don’t keep things you want to do for later. Do them now.
— Debeshi Gooptu (@DebeshiGooptu) August 19, 2020
A woman has to make a space for her self, her identity.
Just don’t keep waiting that someone will come n do it for you.
Don’t be an ever apologetic person bcoz U want to realize Ur dreams.
Learn to delegate.
Else U will suffer an emotional n mental burnout.
— neeru bahl (@Neeru_Bahl) August 19, 2020
Be kind and gentle to yourself . And it’s perfectly fine to prioritize yourself
— Lakshmi Sharath (@lakshmisharath) August 19, 2020