39 Lessons You Had To Learn The Hard, Painful Way

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You know how in movies, the characters learn life lessons through beautiful epiphanies or poignant moments? It turns out in the real world, there are some life lessons that are only learned through pain, idiocy, and white-knuckle terror.

So here's a list of things our readers will 100 percent never try again.

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