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As you go through life, inevitably, you will experience trials and tribulations. Whether it be financial burdens and hardships, relationship issues, or lacking a solid support system. Boomers share some of the most important life lessons they learned firsthand. Take what you need and leave the rest…

1. This Too Shall Pass

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Someone shared,” This one gets me by when I need it, so long as I can remember. At the end of my rope, I remind myself that I’ve been here before and was always amazed by how much better things got after a while.”

2. Started With Nothing, and I Still Have Some of it Left

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“Seriously: a sense of humor, self-reliance, and the knowledge that change is the only constant is important. I love people and use things. Detachment from material things is helpful,” one person stated.

3. Stuff Happens

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Somebody advised, “Most of it is out of your control, so try to go with the flow. Don’t freak out about stuff out of your control.”

4. Financial Independence

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“To maintain financial independence at all times. In my 20s, I chose to be a stay-at-home mom, which I loved, but I then became stuck in a relationship I did not want to be in because I did not have the funds to leave,” one person confessed.

5. Failing

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“You can do everything right and still fail,” a person said.

Someone else replied, “You can do everything wrong, but if you start over and try again, you might get it right later.”

6. Always Be Kind

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“You never know what the other person is going through…and you never know how long you’ll have with that person,” one user shared.

7. Keep Moving Forward

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“I had a pretty bad car accident years ago that basically made me disabled and in chronic pain for the rest of my life. I LOVE Life! Don’t waste a second,” one user warned.

8. Life is a Cycle

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“There will be ups and downs. I’ve been up, down, sideways, tragedies, health…still here,” someone stated.

9. Storms

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“We all go through incredibly disruptive, often sad, life storms. It may be health issues, loss of friends or family, addiction, career, or financial loss. But just like storms, they do pass,” a user shared.

10. Time is Precious

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“Arguing with someone you truly love is a waste of precious time in most cases. I regret every argument I ever had with my wife, even the ones where I know I was completely right,” a person confessed.

11. Only Depend on Yourself

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“My favorite way of saying much the same thing is: You are, and will always be, your own best advocate,” a person advised.

12. Things Are Never Hopeless

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“I would say that things are almost never hopeless. And hope is important. And help is almost always available; you just have to reach out for it, and that is so damned hard for me,” a user shared.

13. Things Could Always Be Worse

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“One day, about a fortnight ago, I had coffee with a friend who was battling stage 4 cancer and comforted herself with the fact that at least she wasn’t homeless. That night, as per my routine, I fed the homeless. One said things could be worse; at least he didn’t have cancer. It was sobering to witness this coping strategy from both sides,” someone said.

14. Good Friends

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Somebody shared, “Good friends really make all the difference. And that all the crummy stretches are temporary.”

15. Let Go

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“Sometimes you just have to let people go. You’re not quitting or giving up, but you’ve given all you can, and you just need to step back and let them figure things out for themselves,” a person stated.

17 Purchases People Swear Are Worth Every Penny

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We all have that one thing we purchased that brings us joy every time we think about it. It may be a physical item, an experience, something you splurged on, or bought out of necessity. Recently someone asked online, “What is the best thing you’ve purchased all year?” Here are some of the most popular answers. 17 Purchases People Swear Are Worth Every Penny

15 Things People Are Constantly Warned About But Choose To Ignore

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Growing up, most of us are told by parents, caregivers, and teachers to be safe. They warn us that if we don’t take precautions, we will suffer the consequences and get hurt. An internet poll asked users to share something they warn people about, but they don’t heed their warnings. Here are some of the most popular responses. 15 Things People Are Constantly Warned About But Choose To Ignore

16 Worst Fast Food Restaurant People Warn To Avoid at all Costs

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We all have our preferences regarding our favorite restaurants and fast food chains. Sometimes experiences or even food can turn you off entirely from returning. People share the worst fast food chains they would never visit in an online group. Here are some of the restaurants people warned others to avoid. 16 Worst Fast Food Chains To Avoid at all Costs

15 Surefire Ways To Kick the Afternoon Blues to the Curb

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You know the feeling, you’re working hard all day, checking things off your to-do list, then bam, you hit a wall. You feel exhausted, your head gets foggy, and you start counting down the minutes until your day ends. Lucky for you, that doesn’t have to be your everyday normal. A recent online survey asked people how they beat the afternoon blues. Here are some of the most popular tips. 15 Surefire Ways To Kick the Afternoon Blues to the Curb

17 Unbelievable Random Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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Sometimes we are so busy in our life, or we just never get the opportunity to learn more about our world and how it works. Someone asked in an online forum, “What is something that blew your mind once you realized it?” Here are some of the most popular answers. 17 Unbelievable Random Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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