Mistakes, Well I would rather count it as Experience, no one teaches us how, when and why they enter our life. Neither at the school nor at the college we learn about how to deal with Mistakes. Our parents throughout our life teach us what’s morally and ethically right and wrong, yet we tend to make Mistakes. Let’s dive deep into some of our common mistakes.
Some light on childhood Mistakes
- While we learn to walk, we fumble, we try again, we scratch our knees, we repeat the same mistake, we fall again and one day we finally get it right.
- While learning to read, we stammer, we pronounce it wrong, we try again and again till the time we grow
- We cheat while drinking milk when no one’s around we spill it in the sink and one day we get caught and then we stop
- While learning to ride a bicycle, we fall, we cry, we hurt ourself and yet we keep on trying
- When we forget to do the homework, we lie, we try to hide, we get beaten up and we improve
- While learning to swim, to dance or to skate, we get drowned, we fall, we think of giving up yet we try
All these childhood mistakes are simple, we improve from these mistakes because we have that fear in us. You know it’s easy to learn from mistakes and to improve when we have someone on top of us observing us like our parents and teachers used to observe us. But after growing up, things start getting worse.
Now let’s observe some adulthood mistakes.
- Going out with friends is all fun, but we tend to lie when we know permission won’t be granted. This habit of lying takes a toll on us, we lie more often and we don’t stop till it hits us hard
- We spend our nights in chatting and scrolling our phones instead of studying. When our results turn up extremely poor, we regret. We feel ashamed of ourself and only some learn to improve from this.
- We start falling in love, which in a way is kind of a great feeling. Things start going wrong when we tend to deviate from our goals because of relations. Things start worsening when due to relations we tend to cheat our family. It does not stop here, we feel miserable when that relation puts us in depression and makes us feel threatened. Well, we realise after everything seems lost after our heart is broken into tiny particles.
- We choose a job that pays well but we don’t enjoy much, life feels stressed. We start focussing on everything negative instead of trying to balance our life.
- Shit turns worst when despite getting married to someone we love, we regret our choices and we curse them.
- We lose our relations just because of some misunderstanding and money, we focus on money rather than on relationships. We understand the loss when we reach near to our death bed.
And this game of mistakes goes on and on. The point is what do we learn from childhood and adulthood mistakes? Well, to be true, we improve fast from childhood mistakes but we slow down when it comes to improving from adulthood mistakes. It feels like in adulthood we worry less about getting caught or about learning the difference between what’s ethically right and wrong. Our parents or teachers don’t scold us in our adulthood for they let us choose our life our way.
A deep lesson to learn from childhood mistakes is that we should always remember someone is watching us. Even if they don’t point at us, they still are spying on us. To fall in life, to do mistakes is totally normal but to not improve and to still continue doing the same is ethically and morally wrong. We should not wait for the time when we can’t turn the pages of life. The mistakes of life will slow down only when we analyse, understand and improve ourself. And always remember, our mistakes will only be counted as experiences of life. So, learn from your experiences.
“When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.”Paul Bear Bryant
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