We Learn Through Our Mistakes.Your Opinion?
November 19, 2008 5:05am CST
Hi friends It is said that to err is human and we learn through our mistakes. What is your views on this statement. Do you agree or not? Thanks for sharing.
19 Nov 08
I know its a true words and always said by the people. I also done lot of mistake in my life and learn a lot from it but i get new troubles in my life i think its a bad time going on in my life and also we can learn from others mistake who is very close to us friends or family members.
19 Nov 08
I definitely agree that we learn through our mistakes. There is very interesting comparison between life and school. They say that in school, you learn the lesson before you take the test; while in life, you take the test before learning the lesson. It is normal that we make mistakes, but it is our responsibility to ourselves to get up and try to do better next time. There will always be a chance to improve ourselves, to be better persons.
• United States
19 Nov 08
The complete quote is, "To err is human, to forgive is divine," btw. LOL Think about all the things you know now from the experience of failing. In fact, most successful people failed more than they succeeded and used their failures as learning. In science it is said that a failed experiment is good as it teaches them what does not work. Experience and failures are huge in learning. There is no shame in failing and trying, only in failing to try!! As found at http://divadirectories.com/Library/HEALTH_&_SELF_IMPROVEMENT/Famous_Failures/ Before becoming America's favorite housewife, Lucille Ball was known in many Hollywood circles as a failed actress and "B-Movie queen" · Abraham Lincoln had 12 major failures before he was elected president of the United States. · Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school. · Beethoven's music teacher once said of him "as a composer he is hopeless." · When Thomas Edison was a boy his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. He tried more than 2,000 experiments before he created the first successful light bulb. · F.W. Woolworth got a job in a dry good store when he was 21, but his employer would not let him wait on customers because he "didn't have enough sense." · Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. · A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had no good ideas. · Winston Churchill failed the 6th grade. · Steven Spielberg dropped out of high school in his sophomore year. He was persuaded to come back and placed in a learning disabled class. He lasted a month and dropped out of school forever. · Einstein's parents thought he was mentally retarded. His grades in school were so poor that a teacher asked him to quit, saying, 'Einstein, you will never amount to anything.'" · Walt Disney’s first cartoon production company went bankrupt. · Viewing Fred Astaire’s 1928 screen test, a producer noted: “Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little.” · In 1947, one year into her contract, Marilyn Monroe was dropped by 20th Century-Fox because Darryl Zanuck thought she was unattractive. · Barbra Streisand made her stage debut at nineteen in a show that closed after one performance. · John Grisham’s first novel was rejected by sixteen agents and a dozen publishing houses. Quotes About Failure: "Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure." "Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up." "Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up." "Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." "I do not believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process." "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." "Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure."
• United States
19 Nov 08
My opinion is that parents often refuse to allow their children to make their own mistakes at an early age and that is one reason why society has so much trouble now with people who are unhappy with themselves and out of control. My belief is that there are a few mistakes one must never make for obvious reasons, but that other mistakes are not anything that one should be ashamed of as they are there for us to learn from. What we learn from little mistakes helps us know not to commit big ones.