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10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon. Reading Time: 6 minutes You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you?

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon

The ten truths listed below fall firmly into that category – life lessons that many of us likely learned years ago, and have been reminded of ever since, but for whatever reason, haven’t fully grasped. This, my friends, is my attempt at helping all of us, myself included, “get it” and “remember it” once and for all… We know deep down that life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually, and yet we are infinitely surprised when it happens to someone we know. It’s like walking up a flight of stairs with a distracted mind, and misjudging the final step. LIVE your life TODAY! Your life is yours alone. Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t. And if life only teaches you one thing, let it be that taking a passionate leap is always worth it.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Shy Kids. Photo: Getty ImagesShy toddlers might not want to speak up — but that doesn’t mean they don’t understand what you're saying to them, according to a new study of the largely misunderstood connections between shyness and language.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Shy Kids

More on Shine: Toddlers: Why the Bad Seed Theory Is Kind of True “Behaviorally inhibited children who may not be speaking much shouldn’t be underestimated,” says study author Soo Rhee, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, in a press release about the findings. “Parents and teachers should be aware that they may need to be encouraged more in their expressive language development.” The study, published in the journal Child Development, was prompted by a thesis student’s review paper that examined associations between shyness and verbal skills, Rhee tells Yahoo Shine. And so, to help foster value — and understanding — here are four more salient nuggets about shy kids: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less - Comment - Voices. The real problems I’ve faced in life include physical ones (such as how to operate a newfangled machine at work or unblock the toilet at home), social ones (how to get that perfect woman to be interested in me), moral ones (whether to give a passing grade to a student, for effort, though he failed all the tests), and emotional ones (coping with grief when my first wife died or keeping my head when I fell through the ice while pond skating).

Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less - Comment - Voices

Most problems in life cannot be solved with formulae or memorised answers of the type learnt in school. They require the judgement, wisdom and creative ability that come from life experiences. For children, those experiences are embedded in play. I’m lucky. I grew up in the United States in the 1950s, at the tail end of what the historian Howard Chudacoff refers to as the “golden age” of children’s free play.

Educators in East Asian nations have increasingly been acknowledging the massive failure of their educational systems. Loading gallery 1 of 50.