We all go through several experiences in our life time and some of them are incidents that never get registered in our memories while others create a strong impression in our mind especially the lessons learned from those experiences. It is not necessary for all of us to learn all the lessons from our own experiences. I believe there is a reason why we are all assembled here as ILites. We learn so much from each other anyways. Why don't we share some of our experiences that taught us wonderful lessons. There is no such thing as small or large when it comes to learning something new. Please feel free to share your experiences however small they are, provided you are comfortable to share them in public domain. Let this thread have collection of lessons learned and someday, all these lessons might help both the present and the future ILites. It could be, for example, with reference to child rearing, education, professional development, ego reduction, weight management, lessons learned about interaction with family members, friends, spouse, children, colleagues, character development, lesson learned from stunning response from a child, experiences with pets, or any other life-changing experiences. Before you post your experience, please think twice before pressing the "Post" button. If you cross the time window allotted by IL, this may become a permanent record in IL.