40 Images Showing Individuals Who Learned Things the Hard Way

By Dale Brandenbird

There are many challenges in life that we must all conquer as we move forward. Some of these challenges are extraordinarily difficult, while others are as simple as discovering that the rules of cartoons do not apply in life! Some lessons can be picked up without ever going through a painful event; after all, a little bit of common sense can go a long way and save you a lot of suffering.

People who refuse to benefit from the wisdom and experience of others are certain to make some pretty stupid, and occasionally even dangerous, mistakes. Here are a few life lessons people had to discover the hard way.