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Friday, April 6, 2012

Mistakes-Precious Life Lessons

"Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from."
    Al Franken, "Oh, the Things I Know", 2002

Mistake-An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge,  carelessness or an error or blunder in action, opinion, or judgment.  Mistakes are a part of life, they define our character and determine our path. It is the mistakes we made that got us here. Instead of being ashamed of mistakes or poor judgement I say embrace them to better our future. Acknowledgement of our past and the ability to learn to better our future is paramount in leading a fulfilled life.

The mistakes we made as children and young adults are valuable tools. We could push them aside and act like life was perfect, or we can own our mistakes and share them with our children. To Change The World we must first learn from our mistakes and educate our children so they don't repeat the same carelessness or error.  

Parents instill values in their children and teach them right from wrong it is inevitable that we as parents will make mistakes, learning how to avoid future mistakes determines the value.  Without mistakes life would be consistent, excitement would be null, and outcome would be predictable.  An unintentional act, omission, or error resulting from ignorance, surprise, or misplaced confidence demonstrates that you are living.  

Every risk we take is a potential mistake the key is to minimize mistakes by proper research and thought.  The fact is a no mistakes (perfect life) is not only unrealistic but would also be free of excitement  and growth.  Without the hope for better days we are saying life is as good as it gets, I could not imagine what life would be like if I hit my peak and it was down hill.  Hopes and dreams keep me going and to achieve them I no that the willingness to make mistakes is essential. 

Parents are given the responsibility to raise a productive member of society.  Why let your children make the same mistakes we made?  We may feel embarrassed, ashamed,  or less than perfect.  The appearance of greatness in the eyes of our children is a feeling that does not compare.  True greatness come with the ability to acknowledge our faults and share them with our loved ones.  If we could all put forth a bit of effort change could happen and quickly.

JD Ramblin

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