I've learnt, that you miss 100% of the shots you never take, that money does not buy dignity, self respect or beauty, it can only buy you food and things you want at the moment, that in fact small things do mean more, that under the surface of each person is somebody who has need to be appreciated and loved, to be unaware of the facts does not change the facts. to want something and dream and not work to get it, is self mutilation, if you don't make good decisions at important times in your life that time will make them for you. And it will not always be what you wanted or expected, to grow I must be surrounded by people who are positive, and to get ride of those who are negative, who gossip constantly, who live through the misery of others, who suck the life out of you and put you down for their own benefit, that opportunities are never lost, because someone else will seize those which I miss, if you subscribe to the attitude of bitterness, happiness will flee far from you, I cannot choose how I feel, but that I can choose what I will make of it, it is preferable to give council only if it is asked or when a life is in danger, that words can hurt even when truthful, that people create politics in their working environment beacuse there is a lack of passion, when they don't want to be there so they resorted to politics to get a sense of esteem. You never know what life brings. You can have it all and loose it all in the blink of an eye. You've got to play the cards life deals you. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose... but at least you're in the game. Thats why I believe strong people emotionally, mentally, physically are people I value because of the content of their character they take the hits and never surrender or give up. "Never say die" originally from a 19th century poem based on Shakespeare "Merchant of Venice" and has since passed into the vernacular as an exhortation: Never to give up no matter the cost.