1. That I have to interact differently with different people. I think at some point in my teens I developed enough empathy/emotional intelligence to tailor the tone and body language of conversations. But I'm realizing this year that in social situations, I actually have to also tailor the message, much like I would in business settings. People are so different, and no amount of rapport or connection can pave the way for every message. I'm happy to have discovered this and think it is a beautiful thing. I love how everybody is different, and I love how life does not stop handing me these challenges and opportunities to learn, grow, develop, screw up, and start over.
2. What OPP means. (To avoid confusion, I am talking about Naughty by Nature here peeps, not the Ontario fuzz.) Now obviously I decoded the acronym when the track first dropped for me in gymnasium of Bicentennial Junior High School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. But I never actually realized what that expression was referring to. Like the cheat-on aspect. I made the connection literally a few months ago, driving from Austin Bergstrom Airport to the Westin @ The Domain when the track came on Sirius Nineties on Nine. It was like I just solved the Da Vinci code. Cannot believe what a wee-todd I was for the last couple decades. Now that the song makes sense, it's even better. Like Rumpshaker.