What I Have Learned About Life Essay

1098 Words Dec 23rd, 2010 5 Pages
What Have I Learned About Life When a person is born there is a really no end to the learning that occurs from that point forward. There are the learning basics that occur from birth to about eleven years old but after that it’s mostly just learning on your own. Parents do what they can to lead us in the right direction but ultimately it is our own decisions that determine the path of our lives. In my lifetime I personally have made a lot of mistakes and have learned a lot of lessons over the years. Most of those lessons have been learned when I entered my teenage years when I sort of rebelled and worked to find myself. I guess you could say that I had to work extra hard in order to become comfortable in my own skin over the years. I’m …show more content…
I respect my dad and what he thinks and that lesson really changed my life for the better. Because of that incident I was not allowed to see or spend time with my best friend which caused me to stop all of that immature behavior. It affected me so much that I have not even thought twice about shoplifting again. It made me rethink my actions and my behaviors and basically set my life straight again. While almost all of my friends continued to smoke I stopped before I became hooked, while everyone else continuously got in trouble for car jacking and stealing, I buy everything I want with the money I work for, and while I have continued to party I have also learned how to do it responsibly. Partying responsibly has been a lesson that has had to have been learned time and time again. From hangovers to trouble with the law, I still was not able to get the dangers of alcohol through my head. I took mandatory alcohol classes and had numerous fender benders and I still could not fathom the idea that alcohol was the problem. What absolutely flipped my life upside down was the DUI I received last year on December 23rd. Now that I think back to it, it saved my life. It was the best and worst possible thing that could have ever happened to me. Everyday I am grateful for getting it but wish I wasn’t so stupid to get it in the first place. I learned

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