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Sometimes experience makes one think, and there are things learnt from these. A list of 45 such feminist life lessons that the author shares here with us.
This post has taken ages to materialise. Experience is a good teacher…and I have been jotting down things that come to my mind every once in a while.
Here they are, 45 feminist life lessons, and they do not need any more explanation, I think…
It’s okay if the one you love doesn’t love you back.
Your journey is yours, and no matter how close people are to you, they have their own journeys.
Love is mortal, unconditional love is immortal.
People are human at the end of the day; regardless of stature, gender, age, geography.
Winning battles has no correlation to winning the war.
Some things are not meant to be, and it’s liberating and empowering to accept it.
Empathy is the greatest virtue of all.
There is a reason that ‘now’ is called the ‘present’.
Forgiving is easier than forgetting.
To cry is a show of strength.
In relationships, a heart full of love is more endearing than a head full of logic.
There are no free lunches, unless you bring a bottle of wine.
Charity is something that you do for yourself.
A smile can change your destiny.
True love makes you rise.
Hugs work like people, the more the merrier.
Gratitude is a worthy trait.
The body may not know, but the soul knows, every darn time.
It’s okay to be the moon and not the sun; there is beauty and joy in both.
Emotions are neutral, they make us human.
Touch therapy is a thing – and it works.
Religion teaches control over the self, not over others – it’s personal.
Love like you have never loved before, but never ever destroy the self.
Believe in God, and remember that only hard work gets his attention.
Accept that this is not your time, and work like the devil to ensure that it comes.
Morals and ethics are non-negotiable, they define your character.
Judging is for losers.
Humour and wit are super sexy.
What worked for your best friend will, in all probability, not work for you – problems and solutions are contextual.
Train your mind to focus on what you like in a person.
Invest in your relationships – there are no bad investments here.
Listen to understand and comprehend, not just reply.
Confidence comes from knowledge, and what you do with it.
‘You haven’t changed at all’ is NOT a compliment.
Nanak dukhiya sab sansaar – be kind and empathetic.
Always, always have a mentor.
Learn to disconnect – temporarily and permanently.
Physical beauty is overrated.
Your children must have friends who have similar value systems.
There are no right or wrong decisions in life – only informed or uninformed ones.
Music is the universal language of the heart.
Stories sell – have a good one to narrate.
Adopt a cause – and stick to it.
Money buys comfort, and sometimes that’s all you need.
Always buy good shoes.
A version of this was earlier published on the author’s Facebook page.
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