Victoria Almond Posted about 3 years ago What are 5 things you have learned that has completely changed your life? 1. Romantic love is absolutely nothing like movies, literature, and music lyrics say it is. The only rule in love is to treat each other like decent human beings, and the rest you learn by experience. 2. My life will be nothing like that of my parents'. I won't be able to buy a house with a big backyard and pay for all my kids' university tuition. The world changes, and we must adapt to it and adjust our expectations. 3. I will make mistakes whether or not I have someone to guide me, and it's better to make my own mistakes than someone else's. I am better off using my own imperfect judgement than trying to get other people to make decisions for me. 4. I am on my own, and I can never fully rely on others to save me if I'm in trouble. I have to learn how to take care of myself and take responsibility for my own safety and well-being. 5. I am not the person I thought I was. I am capable of things that I believed I would never do, given the right circumstances. It is for this reason that I learned compassion for moral transgressions in others, and learned not to judge.