FOOD FOR THOUGHT BLOG | What Life Has Taught Me, by Asmahan Attrash

Oct 27, 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BLOG | What Life Has Taught Me, by Asmahan Attrash

What life has taught me…

I am over the age of 50 and a mother of 6 children. I worked in a medical field for 19 years and I met lots of people in my life, so life has taught me a lot and some of which were positive and fun whilst others were negative and painful.  
Life teaches us more than any one can imagine because life is like a book, a school, a university and even a teacher. So, let me introduce you to some of those life lessons.


Listen and learn from elderly people because you will not only gain information from
their words but also from their experiences, wisdom and how they still maintain a good health. One time, I met a 90-year-old man who had healthy stable body posture, a strong memory and the most shocking was that he had undamaged teeth, I asked him how do you still own a perfect body? He replied “I took take care of my body since I was young, then my body took care of me when I got old”.Carrying on, he then said “good health has five main categories:Eating healthy, stop drinking alcohol, walking, regular exercise and having a
good mental health.

So that is why elderly people can sometimes give you important advice that you may benefit from in your life. In addition, talking to elderly people reduces their loneliness and makes entertainment for them.

Life has also taught me that your best friend in the life is a book.
Reading should not just be a hobby. Instead, it is supposed to be a part of your life. I want you to be addicted to reading. Read books that will benefit you in your life. I recommend
that you all have a home library.


I have some special points about reading: 
1- Do not waste your time only reading novels. They only give you short-term benefits. You should spend only 10% of your time on these books. Then, you can spend your time on other books.
2- Read the biographies of great people who had succeeded in their life.
3- Learn fast reading as missing the opportunity to learn it when I was young was one of my biggest mistakes. You can do it through either by using an application or courses which then makes you capable of reading 400 words per minute.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and found it useful and see you with the next topic of
what life has taught me. 

By Asmahan Attrash, Heart & Parcel learner.

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