If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would you like to change?
I wouldn’t change a thing, because all the choices I made in the past, made me the person I am today. I am still a work in progress and have much to learn and grow. Who doesn’t? Therefore I’m no better than any of you. It’s when you fall is when you learn!
You mess up sometimes and that’s ok! you can learn from that mistake. You may hurt people unintentionally or intentionally and you let yourself get hurt too in the process, just so you know how it feels when you fall, 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 wish you could remember. You say words you wish you could take back after you start regretting. You wish you had said words you’ll never get the chance to say again.
Being here, in the present, you don’t want to stop believing in yourself.
You think it was worth it, right? Hey, it probably was. It’s OKAY if things don’t go as planned! It’s OKAY to cry and move on!
But is being young and stupid a good enough excuse?
So now, I would like to share an experience of my own, It was during the 12th when I and my best friend decided to go to the same college, away from home, so we became hostelites. But it was during that time, we had a minor argument and misunderstanding, so we both stopped speaking to each other. I had a really bad mental breakdown, It was during that time my dad spoke, saying I was always too dependent on your friends, and I need to let things go and live on! After all, everything happens for a good reason! but people change, when time changes and they grow. But if even after all of those misunderstandings, the person still manages to come back into your life, then he was meant to stay. Now, I and my friend laugh, thinking back as it was such an inane situation.
It was after that time, I realized I needed to be more self-dependent. I also realized communication is the key to solve most of the misunderstandings.
I have met different kinds of people who taught me lessons that changed my perspective.
Here’s a small part from,
“The Little Boy and the Old Man” by Shel Silverstein
Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the old man, “I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.” “I do that too,” laughed the old man. Said the little boy, “I often cry.” The old man nodded, “So do I.“
We probably behave stupidly because we don’t think, period! And maybe those who turn out to be wise were always full of the wisdom that we weren’t. Sounds philosophical, it’s not.
I’m a big believer in learning from mistakes. I do reflect on my past experiences that carved me into the person I am today.