Life Lessons at 21

While packing my things I found a piece of paper inside one of my table's drawers. I remember writing this note to entertain myself during a boring lecture. I was 21 when I wrote it. I'm 24 now and I don't feel it at all.

Life Lessons at 21
  1. Don't trust people who say bad things about others behind their back. It will be just as easy for them to do the same to you. 
  2. Although it may be hard, try your best to leave anger and hatred behind. Live life with self-respect and courage. Most times we are stronger than we realise.
  3. Love your parents, especially if they have given you nothing but love all your life. Remember, they make mistakes too and that doesn't make them any less your parents. 
  4. When you think you know everything that's when you know nothing at all. Be humble. Nobody looks that good with their nose high up in the air. 
  5. Learn. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from other people's mistakes. Learn from a child's innocence. Because life doesn't get any easier as the years go by. 
  6. Happiness is a choice.
  7. Blood is not always thicker than water. 
  8. You can judge a book by its cover but that's too easy. 
  9. One of my biggest mistakes in life is not believing in myself. I doubt myself too much. Imagine where I could be right now if I never held back when it was important for me to believe in myself the most. 
  10. Don't feel pressured to be in a relationship. There's nothing wrong with waiting for the right person. Especially when you're only 16. Boys will take whatever they can get. Do you really want to be "whatever"?

Now here's a random video just for fun!


Sabrina said…
Leave all negativity, stay 100% positive!

Parents is the most wonderful gift of all... <3
Nesayang said…
Im 17 and i too, wrote these things hmm ada jugak orang yg serupa nasib dgnku hehehe oh btw, salam! Im just interested with what you posted, cant resist leaving comment here! :D take care then.
khawla said…
Oh very beautifull Shahira, "hapiness is a choise"...i really liked that, thank u! :)
Anonymous said…
Salam Sha! :)

love this! but would love your explanation on point no 7; "Blood is not always thicker than water."

Thank you!! :)

Iffah. :)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
Your welcome khawla.

Glad you got that out of my post, Sabrina. God bless our parents.

Waalaykummusalam Nesayang =)

Iffah, sure. They say nobody loves you like your family does and I agree. But in some occasions, family (or some relatives) don't necessarily treat you like family or want what's best for you. Think of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), for instance. His uncle, Abu Lahab, was his greatest enemy. But his companions such as Abu Bakar As-Siddiq and Umar Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with them) were there for him through thick and thin. So blood isn't always thicker than water.
Anonymous said…
ohhh. thank you shahirah! now i understand. thank you very much! :))

Shahirah Elaiza said…
All my wonders... nah, not wise. Just been alive long enough to figure out some of life's puzzles.
Laila said…
Great advices, I like the last one, maybe because I'm 17 :)

Shahirah Elaiza said…
Laila, 17 is a great age to be =)