Compared to many people in the world, I can say that my life hasn’t been too upsetting or harsh. Everyone eventually runs into some kind of speed bump in their path of life. Everyone faces some kind of problem everyday, whether it be something as small as spilling your coffee or as devastating as losing a loved one. Through these problems and struggles, I’ve learned many important life lessons. First, I’ve learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. It is better to just have a shoulder to lean on or just someone there to listen to you vent your bottled up emotions and feelings, rather than someone trying to blurt out every piece of peppy encouragement they can think of. Second, I’ve learned that even if I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I don’t understand what the point of bringing someone else down is, just because you aren’t feeling your best or aren’t in your best mood. Third, I’ve learned that taking a walk can cure most problems. If I feel a little chubby after eating, I walk some of it off. If I want to get out of the house, but not spend a dime, I go for a walk. If I’m stressed out and need to clear my head, I go for a walk. Fourth, I’ve learned that blood really is thicker than water. I’ve had friends come and go all through out my life, but the only people who actually stick around and support me are my family. Whether it be through sports, school, or life problems, my family is always there for me. Fifth, I’ve learned that every single person who walked into my life has taught me at least one thing. From teachers, friends, coaches, and even ex-boyfriends and silly crushes; they’ve all taught me something whether it be something good or something bad. Lastly and most importantly, I’ve learned that I still have a lot more to learn. If I’ve learned anything in life, its that I know almost nothing. I’m still young and life has many more lessons to teach me and I look forward to them all.