Now, here’s the next set of 5 lessons. No winding, repetitive reminders or warnings. Let’s get straight to the point. (In Tagalog or local language) Wrote this with grandchildren in mind. Naive teens that they are, these lessons should serve them well 😄

31. “Hindi lahat ng pustura ay maayos sa bahay”

They may look well-groomed — flawless makeup & fashionably clothed — but they may have left a ton of rubbish/mess in their room. They mah have the time to groom themselves but not the time to be neat and orderly. A clutterred room could mean a clutterred mind & life. 

32. “Maaring magastos sa pangsariling kailangan, ngunit madamot at mapang angkin.”

Some people won’t give a second thought buying signature brands, but may need an army to convince them to share their blessings. 

33. “Maaring mapagbigay ngunit malimit kailangan ng taga palakpak”.

Do good, always — with or WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE. There is no spiritual merit when a do-gooder seeks approval and admiration. 

34. “Mayroong mabait. Pero mas marami ang nagbabait-baitan”.

Discernment is NOT a skill. It is a gift. People with agenda may have mastered their craft. Nonetheless, the truly good ones have acquired the tolerance to live & let live.

35. “Ang pagiging tapat ay hindi lang sa gawa, kundi pati sa isip”. 

Mental dishonesty. Easy to spot when they promise you the moon & the stars. What if they promise much less? Empty promises still constitute mental dishonesty. They promise to manipulate, manage you. They often don’t mean what they say, but absolutely has an end result in mind. 


Tough, isn’t it? But remember — you don’t have to fight them. Such utter waste of time. Just know…. and be wary. If it’s too much, choose to walk away. Disengage! 

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Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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One Response to FOREVER 60 LESSONS: Part 7

  1. Ellem says:

    Needed a review of these lessons. If we try to remember some of it, life would be fo much more productive!

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