BY LYDIA OSIBINA
People gain wisdom through their experiences. They face various trials and tribulations of life and fall at uneven grounds before they learn to stand again. Thus, facing problems and learning from experiences makes one grow. To be old and wise, you must first have to be young and stupid.
People who appear to be experts are usually those who have worked hard enough to reach their current status.
They became experts by learning the essential skills that are required for them to learn. If you want to become one, you must also undergo learning, unlearning and relearning.
You mess up, but you can learn from it. You hurt people and you let yourself get hurt, just so you know how it feels and avoid it happening again. You wake up to mornings that succeeded a night you would rather forget.
You wake up to mornings that succeeded a night you really wish you could remember. You say words you wish you could take back.
You wish you had said words you’ll never get the chance to say again. You make friends, you lose friends; you fall in love and you fall out of it; you drink too much and you sleep too late; get bored at work or, worse, quit your job; you spend money you don’t have, to buy things you don’t need and then when you’re eating the last of the rice at the back of your pantry the week before pay day, with a sore head and 1200 dishes to do, you think, it was worth it, right? Hey, it probably was.
But is being young and stupid good enough an excuse?
As a communication student, I always tell myself that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as I learn from them.
If I am not making any mistakes or asking any questions, then I shouldn’t be taking the class anymore. I believe that the best learning zone is a place where I am willing to venture into something i don’t know and try to conquer it.
You may fail and stumble a number of times but do not lose heart and continue to move ahead with great zeal and determination. You can laugh at yourself for making foolish mistakes, but do not forget to avoid making them for the second time.