30 Lessons from 30 Years, #2 & 3

Number 2:

Based on the Gandhi quote,

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.

~Never be ashamed of your talents or interests. I spent my adolesence interested in things my peers were not: knitting, spinning my own yarn, sewing, gardening, etc. They mocked me for it. Of course, if you’ve spent any length of time on the internet, these are the same skills zillions of my peers want to learn.

I have won.

Number 3:

~ Everyone has a skill, talent, or passion they can teach. Instead of gloating over my victory, I share what I know. I love seeing others able to do xyz for themselves.

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2 Responses to “30 Lessons from 30 Years, #2 & 3”


  1. 1 Lisa June 24, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Great lessons and great truths. Number 2 is especially right on the mark – loving what you love and never being ashamed of your own interests (I am bookish – always have been and will be – got the nerd comments and ignored them) is always the right course.

    • 2 dymphna June 30, 2009 at 11:08 am

      Of course Ghandi was dealing with the Brits. Had he faced the Russians or Chinese history would’ve been completley different.


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