Do you learn only from own experience?
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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I think the reason people do not learn from others is we believe such could never happen to us until it does. I do have an addiction; I'm sweet toothed but trying to cut down as my dad recently got diagnosed with diabetes.
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.
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.
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..
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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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.
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.
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. (*_*)/";