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24 Things I've Learned in the Past Year

Last year, I had some fun writing up the 23 things I've learned so I guess it's the beginning of a small tradition. It's a few weeks past my birthday but it's been fun finally coming around to writing this post!

  1. It's okay if the thing that brings you he most joy on any given night is to cuddle up with a sizeable pile of clementines and a book.
  2. The key to a happy relationship: have sex regularly and don't over-think.
  3. Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answers to.
  4. Part of working is telling yourself that your boss is always right. Suck it up in the hopes that you'll be the one who's right someday.
  5. If your family is happy and healthy, pause to think about that fact before needless whining. 
  6. Making money and spending it on people you love is the best fucking feeling in the world.
  7. Hide behind the tall guy on the subway to survive morning subway rush hour.
  8. Worrying about the future is one the most useless things anyone can do.
  9. The mark of true romance is sharing a unisex cologne with your boyfriend.
  10. Raising your voice during a fight is not only ineffective, but it makes you the weaker person.
  11. Happiness is a state of mind. Although it's like going to a party in an ironic jumpsuit when everyone else is decked out in their finest - it's not always easy staying for too long.
  12. When you decide to let something go, don't half ass it. Write it down and sign it with your blood if you have to.
  13. Feminism is essential.
  14. People always overestimate their ability to forgive and underestimate their ability to hold a grudge. Try not to be one of those people.
  15. Picking out your outfit the night before is an absolutely crucial practice for a relatively painless morning.
  16. Constancy is boring but lack of is destructive.
  17. Moving back home causes degeneration, it's inevitable. But you don't have to succumb to the fear! Independence is like riding a bike. 
  18. With everything you see, there are infinite things you don't.
  19. There are some people in this world who are just not going to like you, no matter what you do, say, or how many times you bat your eyelashes. Accept it and move on.
  20. Best friends really will always be best friends.
  21. Being surrounded by likeminded people is a great joy. Being severed from that is a great pain.
  22. Free will is only a theory.
  23. Always give modern art a chance.
  24. Having an acute and constant understanding of privilege/disadvantage is actually very difficult and must come with age.