Friday, April 13, 2012
L is for Lessons
Such as I didn't think of doing L is for Life until I had already conceptualized this post and written that sentence. Bother. Well, there's always next year.
I am entranced by the relationships between mistakes, wisdom, suffering, and joy.
There are times that I look at humanity and consider myself one of the more wise among them. However, the only reason I ever make any good decisions at all is because I've made the bad ones so many times that I eventually realized what I was doing wrong.
I still make as many mistakes as ever, perhaps more; just not the same ones.* Experience and personal growth open up whole new worlds of mistakes to make. Each error brings knowledge and insight that I try my damnedest to absorb into myself. Sometimes it works.
Recently I've been making a lot of mistakes. Some pretty big ones. I'm trying not to get overwhelmed by it all (that's a mistake I've made too many times before). Instead, I'm focusing on the lessons. What caused this? What can be done to fix this? What can I do to make sure that this never happens again?
As Long as I Learn my Life Lesson, I can nail this down and move on to a whole new world of mistakes.
*One of the lessons I still haven't learned is how to use a semi-colon. I have no idea if that was right.