What Have I Learned That I Can Pass On?

June 25, 2012
Words of wisdom can come from individuals of any age.

What Have I Learned That I Can Pass On?


The following words of advice are excerpted from the book, Live and Learn and Pass It On by H. Jackson Brown.

I’ve learned that you should never eat the cafeteria food when it looks like it’s moving.
– Age 12

I’ve learned that there is nothing better than to sit
in the straw and hold a new foal’s head in my lap.

Chestnut foal

– Age 15

I’ve learned that what I call clean, my mom calls messy.

– Age 11

I’ve learned that when you tell your younger brother that he can fly, he’ll try it.

– Age 12

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I’ve learned that you should never tell your little brother that you’re not going to do what your mom told you to do.
— Age 12

I’ve learned that a good cook never lacks friends.

— Age 42

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I’ve learned that no matter how old I get, I like my mom taking care of me when I’m sick.

— Age 25

Strawberry Ice Cream


I’ve learned that you should never mention ice cream when you’re baby-sitting if you’re not sure there’s some in the refrigerator.

— Age 11

I’ve learned that if someone asks “How are you doing?” it’s not necessary to give them a full health report.
— Age 65

I’ve learned that when I’m angry, my mouth works faster than my brain.

— Age 58

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I’ve learned that there is no feeling quite so nice as your child’s hand in yours.
— Age 37
Baby and Daddy

I’ve learned that wearing anything too small is a sure way to ruin my day.

— Age 44

I’ve learned that the older I get, the more I say “I don’t know.” When I was younger, I thought I knew it all.
— Age 65

I’ve learned that the worse thing in life to be without
is love, but toilet paper comes in a close second.

— Age 59

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I’ve learned that shouldn’t cry over anything that can’t cry back.
— Age 60

I’ve learned that you should never leave your one-year-old Dalmatian alone in a room with a black permanent marker and real clean carpet.

— Age 11

I’ve learned that someone who has never said “I’m sorry” after a five-year relationship is not someone I want to spend the rest of my life with.
— Age 22

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I’ve learned that happiness is not how much you have but your capacity to enjoy what you have.
— Age 44

Morning LightI’ve learned that working in a garden
at sunrise has a tremendous effect on the soul.

— Age 32

I’ve learned that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
— Age 16

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I’ve learned that when you buy a car for the first time, your number of friends increases dramatically.
— Age 16

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t hold a baby above your head after he has eaten.

— Age 14

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PicnicI’ve learned that when you’re at a family picnic, you shouldn’t say you don’t like what you’re eating because the person sitting next to you might have prepared it.
— Age 18

I’ve learned that every woman
is beautiful when she smiles.

— Age 66

I’ve learned that it’s not a good idea to try to break in a new bra during a transcontinental flight.
— Age 46

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I’ve learned that having someone tell you he loves you and having someone show you he loves you are two completely different things.
— Age 18

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t ask for anything that costs
more than five dollars when your parents are doing taxes.

— Age 9

I’ve learned that I can’t dust the table with the photo albums
on it without stopping it look at the pictures.

— Age 42

I’ve learned that when I am feeling terribly unloved
by someone, I need to ask myself what I’ve done
recently to show I love them.

— Age 29

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