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Losing things is never pleasant, but it hurts even more when the item is particularly valuable.

If these responses are any indicator, sentimental value is so much more important than monetary value.

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Our perceptions rule our lives. The way we perceive the world around us affects all of the decisions we make. Sometimes these perceptions can lead us a bit astray, though.

We tend to think that things we hear about or encounter frequently are common, but many things are quite a bit rarer than we think.

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Hindsight is 20/20, and it's really easy to see where you went wrong after the fact. Sometimes it's nice to try to save someone else from making the same mistakes you did.

Unfortunately, a lot of things don't seem like the good advice they are until after you've already messed up.

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Humans are great at pattern recognition, and these patterns of daily life can often be comforting. Waking up and having the first cup of coffee of the day is a pattern that many people enjoy, and often signals a great day.

The phrase "We need to talk," has been the start of many an uncomfortable conversation though, so most people recognize it as an omen of awkwardness to come.

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Keeping secrets from kids might seem like an easy thing, but they tend to see and hear (and understand) a lot more than what the adults in their lives think they do.

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