What's Been Your Most Valuable Lesson?

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    For me, it's probably that there isn't much that seperates us from the animal kingdom after you've stripped away all the self-imposed laws and societal conventions (depending on which 'society' you come from).

    I'm not looking to be proven wrong or attempt to prove others wrong. I'm simply interested to hear what you believe has been the most valuable lesson you've learned thus far, if there's been one. It can stem from anything and/or be relevant to anything.

    So, what's it been?
     
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    Have a sense of humor, for without it you're sunk. Came from my British grandfather who imparted it to his kids who imparted it to us kids who've imparted it to our kids.
     
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    Mr. H, the first time I was caned at school I was very young (7 or 8, I think), and after the headmaster had finished beating some sense into me I cried my little eyes out. Before I left his office, he said to me (and I remember this vividly): "Chin up, lad. You'll laugh about this one day."

    He was right, as it happens. Whenever I think back to all the thrashings I got at school, for some reason I can't help but laugh.
     
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