People Share The One Quote That Completely Changed Their Life
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Words of wisdom can come in many forms.

People can be enlightened by reading a passage from an inspirational novel. A powerful lyric in a meaningful song can resonate with the hardest of hearts.
And sometimes, those who have lived through hardships can pass on their wisdom that can have huge impacts on our lives.
Curious to hear about the moments that influenced the lives of strangers, Redditor HopeInChaos asked:
"What is the one quote that changed your life?"

These mantras may help you have no regrets.

Cookie Wisdom

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten."

"It was a fortune cookie."


Meaning Of Life

"life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."


Owning Imperfections

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."


Be In The Moment

"If you're living in the past, you're depressed, if you're living in the future you have anxiety, if you are living in the present you are at peace."

"It's just from memory I'm sure the actual quote is much prettier."


Learning lessons is the name of the game here.

Value Of Stupid

"'It costs money to be stupid.' My dad, after I had done something stupid and was forced to use all of my summer earnings to pay for it."


Slice Of Humble Pie

"You might be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but some people just don't like peaches."


Taking Chances

"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."


Take A Leap

"You only need to do it once to understand."

"Context: My coach once said this after I was scared of trying some new tumbling moves and constantly kept giving up mid attempts. It got stuck to my head in a really interesting way, not only on gymnastics but on everything that I do. If I'm scared, bored, angry about something I need to do I just reflect on how I need to stop giving myself excuses and do the things I must."

"Right after he said that I did it. It was horrible, unbalanced, barely ended up on my feet. But I lost my fear of doing it."


The way we treat others, good and bad, have ramifications.

Ensuring A Promising Future

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."


There Are Limits To Extending Kindness

"Don't set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm."


Hold The Reigns

"He who angers you controls you."


A throwaway comment my driving instructor once told me that stuck with me was to drive defensively.

We can't predict how well other drivers around us will maneuver their vehicles when sharing the road. The only way to be safe is to remain alert and to think ahead.

I thought this also applied in a larger context in life.

Being self-reliant, I thought, was key to survival on the highways of life, since no one is really looking out for you. Be in control. Don't live life always idling. And occasionally live life in the fast lane, safely, of course.

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
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The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
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