Ok guys, it's no news that experience teaches us lessons the way no one/nothing else can. I can attest to this because there are certain life lessons I have learnt that only experience could have taught me. I'll share a few of them with you;
Money & Friendship don't mix. Seriously people, they just don't. I've lost a friend over money. I paid for something and several months later the goods still weren't delivered. Friend travelled out just after I made the payment and I had no way to contact her. Eventually she returned and things were smooth until I said I want my money back, keep the goods, I needed them months ago not anymore, I want my money back. And that's how my friend changed it for me. I saw a side of her I never knew. We'd been friends for many years and suddenly because of some thousands she showed me an entirely different person. Wow! And that's how friendship of several years came to an abrupt end.
Another example is this; a friend purchased 'something' worth several millions. I drafted the agreements and my legal fees should have been a few millions. I'm too ashamed to tell you what I was paid, or if I was even paid at all. Of course if there was no friendship involved I would have enforced my payment but... Now this isn't to say do not do business with friends, just ensure that it's AIRTIGHT first.
People want you to succeed, just as long as you don't do better than them. I'd rather not go into details.
A man who just wants to shag you is willing to go to any length to shag you. He will jump through any hurdle you put up, skip through the hoops, sell his mother's head if need be, promise you heaven and earth... do whatever needs to be done just to accomplish that mission. (Now I'm sure you don't need me to tell you the experience(s) that taught me this lesson. Most of us ladies have taken this course, failed the exam and learnt from our folly).
Your best friend has a best friend. Be careful what you tell those closest to you, they have others closest to them too.
Sometimes life throws challenges your way, strangers; people you didn't know a week or a month ago would be the ones to help you pull through. Your loved ones will either not care enough or secretly want to see you fail. I can tell you stories that taught me this lesson using this blog. In the last one year a few blog readers have played a more active/useful role in my life than people I've known all my life. It's absurd but so true. I presently have some blog readers (whom I met on the blog) that I'm closer to than I am to some of my own people. I cannot go into details but guys, I used to hear this before, now I know it's true. God raises the least likely people to raise you up when you're down.
I don't want to say too much, I want to hear your stories too. What lessons have your experiences taught you? And oh, don't forget to share the experiences that led to the lessons, that's the fun part! Please share.