Wisdom – 2

Twelve Things To Forget

1.  The things you have lost.

2.  The revenge you have planned.

3.  The fear of defeat.

4.  The illusion of security.

5.  The sins and failures of others.

6.  The desire to win approval.

7.  The belief that you are flawed.

8.  The stupid thing you said.

9.  The job you didn’t take.

10. The vocation you decided against

11. The things you can’t afford.

12. The petty thing someone said about you.

About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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6 Responses to Wisdom – 2

  1. panikikubik says:

    What a great post! I shall put this one on my refrigerator. Thank you.

    • bldodson says:

      Thank you Panik! The post, Things to Remember, was discovered years ago. Don’t remember where. From the Middle East, I think. Possibly Arabic.
      Things to forget is my own creation, and more difficult than I anticipated. Things to Remember were all positive, while Things to Forget seemed risky.
      So many mistakes and bad experiences have taught us something we needed to learn.

      I am going nuts trying to learn Swedish!

  2. This is brilliant Bruce – I too will print it out and put it in a prominent place….
    Sorry you’re going nuts — it doesn’t show !

  3. This list is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.
    I felt the same confusion with Russian and stopped trying. Too bad you can’t give up. Good luck.

    • bldodson says:

      I think I am making some small progress. I gave up on German, Spanish, and Japanese in the past.
      Maybe it’s good for me not to be able to walk away. But it’s killing my writing. Spending hours each day.

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