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50 Life Lessons Learned in 50 Years

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Author/Source: Karl Bastian

Topic: Life!

For my 50th Birthday I wrote out 50 life lessons I have learned in my 50 years. Enjoy!

For my birthday I wrote a book!



Hello friends,

I turned 50 today. I’m as old as Red Robin, Cracker Barrel, Tic-Tacs, Scooby-doo, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The GAP, Wendy’s, Sesame Street, The Brady Bunch and even the Internet. I celebrated by enjoying some down time in the mountains with my family.

I decided to write out fifty lessons I have learned over the past fifty years. At first, I thought it would be hard to come up with fifty. In the end, I had to wrestle with which to delete.

Some of these will be familiar – but I hope some will catch you by surprise and perhaps give you pause to consider them. Many of these were learned the hard way! Perhaps your learning can be easier by reading this!

The sources for these are Scripture, my parents, friends, teachers, colleagues, and likely famous people I’ve either read or heard speak. I claim no originality to any of them, even as half of them are likely my unique way of expressing what I’ve learned. Any credit due goes solely to my God and Savior from whom all Truth originates. I apologize to anyone I may be quoting that I don’t know the original source. All I can say is thanks for being a positive influence in my life, your wisdom lives on in me!

I hope you are challenged! I look forward to your feedback and even hearing from you what lessons you’ve learned in life! This list is far from complete. The learning continues!


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