Mistakes and Idleness

Harold J. Smith More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”  ― George Bernard Shaw

If we make mistakes, then, at least, we have some stories to tell the next generation.  We make mistakes for us to learn about ourselves. We won’t know much about ourselves if we do nothing with our lives. Making mistakes are what makes us human. When we accept the fact that we make mistakes, then we won’t be afraid to take risks. We don’t have to take big risks to prove to ourselves that we have courage. It’s okay to start with small risks. Learning is about taking risks. Our minds are closed to new things when we’re afraid to learn. Someone with an open mind is willing to learn new things. Our level of anxiety decreases when we’re informed about something new because we have a new understanding that make us more aware of things.

 

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