Life lessons

20 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew Sooner

But I’m glad I know them now, especially #19

Iva Ursano
9 min readJun 13, 2024


They say that experience is the best teacher, but sometimes, lessons taught by experience seem to come too late in life, like when we have already made mistakes that we cannot undo.

Ah, but I guess that’s how we learn.

As we age, we realize that there are many things we wish we had known or done differently when we were younger.

Here are 20 life lessons that you might have learned too late in life. Or is there still time? You decide.

Everything is Temporary

Nothing lasts forever. Friendships come and go, relationships come and go, family members come and go. Sometimes, you may find yourself stuck in a situation or going through a phase that you can’t seem to get out of, but you will; things will pass.

Your emotions will change, and your financial situation will fluctuate. One day, you may be surrounded by a lot of material things, and the next day, you may be fulfilled living in a minimalistic space.

Life Isn’t Fair

Life isn’t fair because you expect it to be. Life is random. You think it is supposed to be fair, so you have…