5 Life Lessons We Often Learn Too Late Life is a process of continuous learning and if we stop, believing that nothing else can amaze us and the desire to learn new things abandons us, we begin to slowly die. However, there are lessons we should learn as soon as possible to avoid regretting everything we wanted to do and didn’t later on. In this article, we will see 5 life lessons that it would be useful to learn from childhood, but that we often only learn later in life.

1. Everything is temporary - nothing lasts forever Whilst it’s difficult to digest, the truth is that everything we have won’t last forever, . not even us. Within a century, both myself and you reading this article will all be dead, buried, and in many cases forgotten. Our beloved dog will not be with us forever, and most of the objects we have will only be with us for a few years, and our relationships will eventually end, not necessarily our choice or theirs. Ok, maybe it isn’t the most positive way to start a article, but unfortunately it’s the harsh reality, and we have to accept it. Our life is now. We spend too much time complaining about the past and worrying about the future, while the present escapes us. We live in two times that don’t exist, whilst we let everything we truly have, the “here and now”, vanish. The sooner we learn this lesson, the sooner we’ll be able to make the most of our time.In fact, by learning to enjoy the here and now and paying more attention to what’s around us and those close to us, we’ll avoid future regret. When we’re aware that we’re making the most of our time, we’ll have no reason to regret.

2. Today’s sacrifices will pay off tomorrow. At first glance, this point may seem to go against what we’ve previously said, but let’s not confuse these two things. The fact that we have to live life to the fullest every day because life isn’t permanent doesn’t mean that we can’t make sacrifices today to build a better future. Remember that today is what we called “tomorrow” yesterday. The fundamental thing is using our time to the fullest, avoiding futile activities and using . the 24 hours we have every day to build something important for the future, or to do something that gives us extreme joy in the present. When you’re 90 years old and you look back at your past life, do you think you’ll most joyfully remember your days spent in the living room alone reading TV, or those spent with friends and loved ones, or why not also alone doing more adventurous and exciting activities? The problem is that when we’re young, we want everything immediately. We focus on goals and if we don’t immediately achieve them, we become disappointed and give up. This is largely due to incorrect messages that society gives us, because we expect our ambitions to materialize as if by magic. Remember that it’s often not the objective, but the journey that counts. So sometimes the goals that we reach aren’t important, rather the person that we became whilst trying to reach them.