Mistakes and Learning
by Dwayne Phillips
We all make mistakes. Some of us learn from some of our mistakes some of the time. The choice is ours.
We all make mistakes. That is part of being imperfect humans. How many mistakes did I make this week? How about just this morning? (Forgot to bring my laptop’s power cord, sent an email to the wrong person, left off a person from the CC line of an email, pasted the wrong URL into a document, spent too much time on one document, etc.).
We learn from our mistakes.
Whoa! Let’s back up on sentence. We should learn from our mistakes (is that correct?). We usually learn from our mistakes (still not certain about that). How about
Some of us learn from some of our mistakes some of the time.
Perhaps that is a little closer to correct.
If we make mistakes, we are human. If we don’t learn from our mistakes, we are or may be wasteful humans.
Then again, not learning from a mistake is a mistake itself and shows that I am human.