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Jordan Reeves

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What is the most important thing you've learned on your own?

In three sentences, explain something that you've learned without being told by another person -- something you've figured out all by yourself. Here's an example:

"I learned how to paint with water colors by reading a book and searching for YouTube videos. It took me a while, but I figured out some techniques that really work for me. I'm not an expert yet, but I have discovered a real joy in painting."

It can be anything -- a practical skill (like painting) or a knowledge set (like how to use mathematics).

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  • Feb 25 2013: 1. After experiencing racism from people who did not know any better, I learnt to stop being racist and start treating people the way I wanted to be treated.

    2. I've become more forgiving and learnt that not holding on to past feelings is the best way to heal ones self. Everyone's bound to their own circumstances, those that act 'wrongly' do so cause they know no better (karma).

    3. After experiencing healing through the angels, I have become a strong supporter of helping others heal too. We all do need external help as science is limited to the evolution of the human mind.

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