One of my tai chi students shared this. It is so true. A number of years ago, I took the family to watch Hawaii Theater's Sleeping Beauty Musical. They we so awesome. In one of the songs, Wake Me From My Dreaming, the lyrics that stuck with me were, "...there comes a time, when life will teach, and you will learn..." To me, that was really powerful. And true. Mrs. Hanzo and I talk about life lessons with the monkeys. And one of the things we tell them is that life's tests and lessons get harsher the less you pay attention and learn. Learn your lesson the first time, and it will likely be relatively painless and fleeting. Don't learn and it likely get more painful and more lasting. Keep not learning and it could eventually kill you, or worse, a loved one. Anyway, it always bears reminding.