People say that learning to be a human is a lifelong task, there is no way to graduate. This statement is really ethical. In life, everyone needs to learn, as long as there is learning, there will definitely be progress. Learning to be a human is a very important and profound subject. So, what do we need to learn to be human? Here are 7 essential lessons in daily life that everyone should know:

1. Learn to admit mistakes

People tend to not want to admit mistakes, to admit flaws. Whatever happens, they blame others, thinking that they are right. In fact, not admitting mistakes is a kind of error. Those who admit mistakes not only lose nothing, on the contrary, they show that they are people with a righteous heart, courage, and the ability to correct mistakes. People need to have courage. Courage is not about fighting with others, nor is it about competing or comparing with others. The greatest courage is to admit one's own mistakes, to feel that one should not say such things, should not do such things, should not hinder others. A courageous person is someone who can repent, admit mistakes, and make amends, and such a person will always uphold their own moral qualities. And to become a complete person, living in the world knowing how to admit mistakes is good ethics and also a method of spiritual practice.

2. Learn to be gentle

If life is like a vast wilderness, then gentleness is like a winding river, the wilderness grows and thrives thanks to that source of water. If life is like a clear sky, then gentleness is like the clouds drifting across the sky. The blue sky becomes poetic because of the white clouds, because the clouds make the sky glittering and mysterious. There is a humorous analogy that the teeth of a person are hard, but the tongue is soft. At the end of life, the teeth will all fall out, only the tongue remains. Therefore, one must be gentle, for life to be long-lasting. Those with a gentle and peaceful heart can live happily and for a long time. The more mature a person becomes, the more gentle and calm their temperament. Therefore, gentleness and peacefulness are virtues that everyone should strive to cultivate.

3. Learn to be patient

A little patience, the wind calms, the waves subside, take a step back, the wide sea and sky. Patience helps everything to be peaceful, to dispel disasters. Those who are patient can clearly discern good and bad, right and wrong in the world, and from there, calmly accept them. When life encounters adversity, remember to be patient. Being able to endure what others cannot endure is the only way to achieve what others cannot achieve. Keep moving forward, and of course, you will encounter darkness. But when you overcome this stage, you will receive pure light.

4. Learn to understand

A person lacking understanding of others often gives rise to disputes, conflicts, and misunderstandings. In life, there are many things that seem to be true but are not necessarily as one thinks. Therefore, always maintain a sense of patience, listen, and find ways to resolve others. When one can understand others, they will live more compassionately, love people, and love life more. All the results in this life are not without cause. Whatever anyone does, there are reasons and motives behind their actions. Everyone in their life has joys, sorrows, loves, and hates that they do not want others to know. By changing one's perspective, we will realize that we are not the only main character in this world. Everyone has a different personality, everyone has their own story, everyone is the main character in that story. Whether that story is ordinary or extraordinary. Everyone experiences different joys and sorrows. In this impermanent life, everyone has their own sorrows and tears, we should learn to be compassionate and tolerant, learn to treat others kindly. Because in the end, it is the life of a person in this world.

5. Learn to let go

In life, many things are like a piece of luggage. When needed, we pick it up, when not needed, we put it down. If when needed to let go but still insist on holding on, it's like dragging a heavy piece of luggage, how can one be free and at ease? The years in life are limited, no one can be sure how tomorrow will be, whether they will be healthy or not, so if today one can let go of all stubbornness, it will make others accept them, and from there, be liberated from many conflicts.

6. Learn to be moved

When you see the good points of others, you should be happy, when you see the good things that others do, you should be moved. Being moved is an extraordinary emotion. Being moved can change people, can make people give up evil thoughts, and arouse good intentions. People not only need to be moved, but also need to do many things to move others.

7. Learn to live healthily

To have a beautiful life, first of all, we need a healthy body. A healthy body is not only beneficial for oneself but also brings peace of mind to friends and family. The ancients believed that human life is a process of learning to be human, it is also a process of spiritual practice. Being human is not for enjoying wealth and glory. The spiritual practice of human life is precious in cultivating the mind, using an undisturbed mind to face all circumstances in life. People can strive to learn, constantly improve their temperament, and ethics, then they will definitely have a good future.

In addition to the 7 essential lessons for being an ethical person in society, we also need to remember 4 principles to avoid misfortune in life. This world seems unfair, some people become rich and powerful overnight, while others work diligently and do not gain any fame. But if we look at it from a slightly longer perspective and evaluate, we will find that this world is truly fair. The world is like a vast net, people need to understand the following 4 principles to avoid misfortune and live a peaceful and carefree life.

Wealth cannot exceed virtue: A person's wealth cannot exceed their virtue (merit and morality). "What is gained must be lost" is an unchanging principle in human life. When a person puts in a certain amount of effort, they will reap that much. If a person's wealth exceeds their virtue, it is speculating for profit, not working but enjoying, and the result is leading to disaster. In real life, there are many cases of making money very easily but also quickly losing everything. This is because there is not enough virtue, and misfortune cannot be avoided. This is also the principle that the ancients taught: "virtue supports material things", only with great virtue can one be worthy of great wealth.

Reputation cannot exceed actual ability: A person's reputation cannot exceed their actual ability. Once reputation exceeds actual ability, it is "having reputation without substance", at that time it is deceiving others for fame, buying fame, and will lead to disaster. In modern society, many people seek reputation because the influence of reputation is great. When a person has a reputation, it will be easy to work, easy to cooperate, and even be admired by others. Reputation is a kind of wealth. When a person's actual ability does not match the reputation they have, it also means that they are using and wasting their own blessings. When their blessings are gradually depleted, disasters will gradually come.

Status cannot exceed contribution: A person's status should not exceed their contribution. When a person's status is high but their contribution is not enough, it will definitely make people around them dissatisfied, give rise to jealousy, and even plot to harm out of jealousy. In any era, in any situation, a person who is highly regarded and has a high status must be a person with great contributions. Only in this way can they win people's hearts, gain everyone's support, and be able to maintain their position in a stable, firm, and long-lasting manner.

Position cannot exceed capability: In society, many people pursue high positions but do not want to learn to increase their own abilities. This is extremely dangerous. When a person seeks to control things beyond their capabilities, every action and command of that person is wrong, misguided. These accumulated mistakes and deviations will, to a large extent, cause disaster for that person. A person can only enjoy what is suitable for themselves, and the best way to obtain something is to make the effort, to strive and pay the price themselves. If not, everything is just wishful thinking, sowing the seeds of disaster. A person must have self-knowledge, not be too calculating and worrying, just do what they should do well, then naturally they will avoid misfortune and receive appropriate rewards.

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