More Lessons I Have Learned I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something. I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best that others can do. I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't. I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words, because some day it will be the last time you see them. I've learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down turn out to be the ones who help you get back up I've learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score. I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel. I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you. I've learned that you should never tell a child that their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, ,and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it. I've learned that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other, and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do. I've learned that sometimes it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings, and standing up for what you believe. I've learned that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever. I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief. I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. I've learned that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be. But Most Important, I've learned that I couldn't have a better friend than you!