Do you learn only from own experience?

@Sreekala (22959)
India
July 25, 2017 6:10am CST
Dear friends, This is a strange attitude of human beings. When we have lot of examples from other’s life we never learn anything from it but when it comes to our own life we took it serious and take the necessary actions. You won’t get me? I will explain. Last week we had some visitors and serving tea for them one person told me, he needs only half cup. He explained further, he has been addicted with tea but now his health won’t allow continuing that habit so he changed and avoid tea as much as possible. He is suffering ulcer (extreme point now) in his stomach so he has to follow the advises of doctors strictly. He had the habit of ‘drinking’ which he has stopped for life time now else the consequences will be bad. My conclusion, we are hearing many issues among friends, relations etc. but no one give any importance to change their life style hearing the bad news of others. But it happens own life, they are forced to take steps. My point it, when you hear about the problems of others you can give a self analysis and if there is any addiction in your life, you can have a pause and think about it before it damages your own life. How about you? Do you have any addictions?
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@dollaboy (6232)
25 Jul
Not much or any. But i like to have coffee most of the time
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
25 Jul
I think coffee can't do much dangers. But tell me if you heard (just a guess) some one has any problem on drinking lot of coffee then will you ready to check it and reduce the intake?
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@Kandae11 (37040)
25 Jul
I use only decaf.
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@dollaboy (6232)
25 Jul
@Sreekala Will surely do, Sreekala
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@SIMPLYD (79729)
• Philippines
3 Aug
I am addicted to delicious foods. I may not have any health trouble yet, though I am curbing the addiction by eating them all in moderation. Besides, I avoid fatty foods now and remove the fatty part of the pork when I am eating one. Besides, I am now eating a balanced diet always - with veggies always.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
4 Aug
You are taking enough care about health that is enough dear.
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@SIMPLYD (79729)
• Philippines
4 Aug
@Sreekala Yes, I am.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
4 Aug
@SIMPLYD Take care and have a nice time.
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@1hopefulman (28482)
• Canada
25 Jul
Yes, we can learn from our experiences but some people never do. We can also learn from the experiences of others and this can be less painful but some people don't. Hopefully we have become wiser and learn from our own experiences and the experiences of others and avoid a lot of pain. At this time I don't have any addictions but I am constantly fighting not to develop any.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
I do have the habit of observing people how they are doing and in which way they are handling. I learnt many tricks in different fields. We don't loose anything to learn from other's experience.
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@1hopefulman (28482)
• Canada
31 Jul
@Sreekala Very true! We can also learn a lot from our parents as they tell us about their experiences.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
1 Aug
@1hopefulman Yes, naturally they are more experienced according to their age and their experience will be quite useful for us.
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@hereandthere (31091)
• Philippines
25 Jul
you mean drinking too much tea is bad? how many would be too many in one day?
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
No, I have not said that way. I only said some one suffers ulcers in stomach reduced his intake of tea even though he was addicted to tea.
• Japan
31 Jul
I just learned this from experience too. If you drink it on an empty stomach it can cause gastritis or irritate your stomach lining. If taken with other things, no problem.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
@petatonicsca I think drinking water before tea may help.
@buenavida (8014)
• Sweden
31 Jul
We can learn a lot of other people's experiences, and especially of our own mistakes. If we look at the world in our days, so many have left the advice of our loving Creator and following their own will. We find a lot of wisdom in the Bible and it helps us to read it and study it. It has so many experiences of others, some are good examples, and some show what problems people had, when they didn't follow God's advice. Why not read the Bible daily? My favorite site is Jw.org.. This site talks about what couples and parents, teenagers and children and single people can learn by studying the Bible. There is lots of literature, videos, magazines and an online library, where one can search for answers. And for those who prefer another language, there is literature translated to about 800 languages - also many different sign languages.. Many of my friends have earlier had addictions that would have damaged their lives, but with God's help they got free from them. I am also working on to not develop any addictions, but thanks to God's wise directions, I also get help staying free from most problems.. I have to continue learning more about de-cluttering my home, as too many things take too much space and energy..
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
1 Aug
The wisest thing is to learn from our own mistakes then try to not to repeat the same. Then trusting God, no matter in which religion you follow, trust and depend on God.
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@buenavida (8014)
• Sweden
1 Aug
@Sreekala Yes, trusting God is the beginning, and finding the truth, what he really wants - as Jesus taught us, the truth will set us free - also free from false religion
@ridingbet (53045)
• Philippines
28 Jul
luckily, i am just addicted to my TV series and shows.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
You are having a safe addiction, it seems.
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@ridingbet (53045)
• Philippines
2 Aug
@Sreekala right, and the only misfortune will be my pair of eyes that get tired after prolonged TV watching.
@Tampa_girl7 (25693)
• United States
26 Jul
I was addicted to soda for many years, but I only occasionally have a diet soda nowadays.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
I really don't know soda can make health issues for us. I believe it is safe.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25693)
• United States
31 Jul
@Sreekala several doctors have told me it is a very bad drink. I wish that I could totally give it up.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
25 Jul
Addiction............. shopping I guess...
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
I don't think shopping is an addiction if you have lot of money.
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
31 Jul
@Sreekala haha..lol..
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@renicemae (3352)
• Philippines
25 Jul
I agree to you but not totally because you can't generalize people. You may think that people are not changing their lifestyle for the benefit of their own, making other's problems an example to change their life but not everyone. Some we're a;so thinking to change their lifestyle before encountering some issues. It's just that...changing is not an easy thing to do. It needs time and discipline. Just saying Mylotting is my new addiction
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
Literary speaking we think that we are not suffering so we are safe then why to take precautions? I agree, being discipline in life is difficult. But when we ourselves in trouble we have to be disciplined.
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@renicemae (3352)
• Philippines
31 Jul
@Sreekala Right
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• United States
25 Jul
I had not learned from only experience in life. I had learned from the good teachers in my life and took their word to task because I believed what they said. It is not the only way to learn is by experience. Some words of theirs had prevented me from making a mistake. Addiction maybe one.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
That is the wonderful way to learn and make us wiser.
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• United States
31 Jul
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@toniganzon (49946)
• Philippines
25 Jul
No, I have no addiction at all.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
25 Jul
Good for you. Do you care your health?
@toniganzon (49946)
• Philippines
25 Jul
@Sreekala I do but I'm not obsessed with it.
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• Japan
31 Jul
I think we can learn from others' experience as well. But sometimes we don't take it seriously until something happens to us.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
We are not concerned much until it happens to us. I agree your points.
@allknowing (65135)
• India
27 Jul
Personal experience is the best teacher according to me.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
Rightly said, no one can be make us to realize than our own experience.
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• Philippines
26 Jul
I didn't realize I had uric acid until I attempted to jog everyday in the morning. I realized I was eating a lot of fried corn or so many meat. Only last year I resorted to eating veggies and fruits seriously. But it hasn't really made me that committed to having a fully veggie meal yet..we realized of our addictions when it is too late.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
Yes, exactly. But on realizing the problem then we have to be careful.
@mysimplelot (1125)
• Asansol, India
25 Jul
I do not have such addictions but I am addicted to myLot if you say. It is more enjoyable than most other websites. Yes addictions may damage your life they are never good in my opinion.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
Mylot addiction will make you rich. So nothing to worry.
@shikharava (1852)
25 Jul
I hope I got no serious addictions, my friend. But I do have obsessions about cleaning and completing my tasks. And yes, most of the time we do see something in our life, try to learn from it, but actually fail to learn from it. It's in basic human nature, my friend. (*_*)/";
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
31 Jul
You mean we never learned anything from our life? Yes, sometimes, I too felt it
@Kandae11 (37040)
25 Jul
When they are healthy people tend to believe that illness happens to other people - not them. However, they soon realize that we are all vulnerable.
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
25 Jul
Yes, you are very much right. Even if they have some addictions they do not change till they themselves in trouble. Sad but true.
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