Let's admit, being young is quite tough. There's so much you still have to learn and it's usually a process of trial and error. Some choices you make, for some magical reason, end up being okay (or at times even really great), and some... well, sometimes you simply fail miserably. And that's totally fine. Even though it usually doesn't seem like it and you spend some time ruminating or even hating yourself for that one particular choice. But that's life, I guess.
And even though living = making some mistakes along the way, it's sometimes nice to get a few insights from people who've already been there and done that. Recently, a Twitter user GayatriiM started an interesting thread by asking all the women in their 40s to share life lessons that they've learned late in life. "Women in their 40s, what is one life lesson you learnt late in life?" she wrote in her tweet. Also, she answered her own question by saying this: "I learnt that sacrifices you make for others are overrated. At the end of the day, you’ll be held responsible for the choices you made esp. by those whose share of responsibilities you took over!"
Bored Panda invites you to look through some of the best life lessons these women have shared. And, of course, feel free to share your own in the comments!
Many women have pointed out that it's important to be selfish in life. And that doesn't mean that you shouldn't care about other people—it simply means that you should learn to put yourself first. "Because no one else will," one user wrote. For a long time, women have been expected to be selfless, giving, and caring, and sadly, it's still ingrained in many of us to the point where we might even feel guilty doing things solely for ourselves. So yeah, I think we should all learn to be selfish. It's a good thing.
Some also pointed out that it's never too late to change the direction of your life and drift away from things that no longer serve you. You're never too old for that. And life is simply too short to settle.
One of the most popular pieces of advice was the one telling women not to "save up luxuries to enjoy later." "Such an important lesson, Ma’am. I had anosmia during Covid19 infection and I thought, what if I am never able to smell my fave perfume ever again! We are one small incident away from changing course of life. Live it fully, now, the way you want to," someone replied to this advice.