23/32 I will say that once you start finding yourself say "yes" when you want to say "no," get used to a life without getting your needs met.
24/32 Getting into the negativity habit. It's always someone else's fault. Blaming others for any little thing that goes wrong. Eventually you start to look for opportunities to be offended and proven right. To the point where someone does something nice for you and you ruin it by trying to figure out their angle.
Yes, some people will screw you over and some are rude and will take advantage of you. But most people are just neutral trying to live their life and a lot of people are terrific. Now if someone is rude, I just think, they must be having a bad day and let it go.
25/32 Contracts... If a contract is confusing, doesn’t make sense and is difficult to understand, there’s a reason for that. You're not supposed to understand it, they want you to sign it on faith. Don’t do this. This was a major cause of the housing bubble. Balloon loans etc...
Do this instead. Cross out lines of the contact that don’t make sense and initial them. Circle whole sections and note "I don’t understand or agree with this" and initial it. If the person wanting the signature says that just means... and it doesn’t sound bad verbally, you say: "Okay but you may not be around to explain that to someone in court, that needs to be in writing in the contract." They don’t want to rewrite it, they just want you to sign so things run smooth. Many times they don’t know what’s in the contract themselves, they just want it signed and if you make your changes most likely they’ll bury it in the file and forget about it while you remain legally safe. Also get a copy with your modifications. In most cases you’ll impress them.
26/32 Cigarettes. The enjoyment (if there is any) will only be in the initial phase and after that it's just a compulsive behaviour. I wasn't even enjoying it and spent thousands of dollars on [it]. Finally made me gasp for breath at times. 207 days since I quit after multiple attempts. Better you don't go through this struggle.
27/32 If you are getting older and you have what looks like a pimple that isn't going away, or anything new on your skin that doesn't look quite right, see a dermatologist.
Those small lesions don't hurt and you might not think they are that big of a deal. Go in. Basal cell skin cancer surgery can be extensive. We've also lost several friends to squamous cell skin cancer and melanoma.
Put sunscreen especially around your ears and neck. People forget those areas- it seems a trivial thing to do, day after day when you're younger, but future you will be so much better off.
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