What are you five? Stop that! I’m starting my life over again, what the hell does that even mean? You climbing back in the womb again? There is no do over and people who think that such a thing exists are just begging to repeat their past mistakes. Obviously you have learned nothing from the mistakes you have made in the past. So ya go ahead let’s have a nice do over and brush all the other insipid crap under the table.
Well guess what, there is no do over. You either learn from your mistakes or you don’t. If you can look at what went wrong and figure out what you should have done then your chances of repeating it go way down. Most people would rather it be someone, something or fates fault then their own. They repeat the same mistakes again and again.
Want some examples? I’d be happy to oblige you. The three-time divorcée that never figured out that its them destroying the relationships they get into. They get complacent and stop trying once they are married and then the marriage atrophied. Their partner keeps trying until they decide it isn’t worth it anymore and then they divorce. The now four-time divorcee points the fingers at their spouse and never accepts blame or figures out why it happened they just want to start over again. They are quite mad you know. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
That may not be a popular out look for many people but I believe it is an accurate one. Don’t get me wrong my life isn’t a perfect land of sunshine and rainbows either. As a matter of fact its something of a mess, It’s my mess though and I will deal with it. What other choice do I have. All I’m hoping for is to learn from my past mistakes and not repeat them. First you have to be able to look at them though, most people won’t they would rather blame everything but themselves for the state of their lives. He was a bad influence, she never listened, they didn’t give me the report i needed on time. All very human reactions to the world. Guess what though, its your won fault, be accountable for your own life and stop blaming others.
Socrates was a pretty smart fellow he defiantly did not live his life through do overs and neither should you. He lived over 2,400 years ago and no matter how well-educated it’s nothing compared to todays knowledge and yet, his life had great meaning. So why are humans now all so stupid about such simple things like learning from their mistakes. Makes me wonder sometimes, makes me wonder a great deal.
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