We learn something from everything we do and have done from birth. Most of us don’t learn from other people’s mistakes…because details of everyone’s circumstances are different? Because what works for one person may not work for someone else? Because interpretation of right and wrong, good and bad are different for each person? Challenges are construed differently depending on your storybook.
Decisions we make can be as simple as clicking on a well-worded link on the Internet. it can bring enlightenment or spam that will haunt forever. There is no geek squad to save us from our bad decisions. Somehow we get through it….and we learn another life lesson…..how we channel that lesson, good or bad, is a direct result of our past experiences.
I’ve been known to bemoan the fact that some people make stupid mistakes over and over again. What is wrong when someone continues to dig themselves in deeper and deeper in muck. They can’t get out, they can’t figure out what they are doing wrong. How does it look thru their eyes. Do they see themselves as being buried because of circumstances beyond their control or bad luck or are they simply happy in their circumstances and don’t recognize things could be different? The most important question is…who am I to judge another’s life?
My new strategy or thinking process is directing me to continue on my path…I will listen to what other say….really listen…if I find it is the wrong path, I can turn around…mark the path with a flag and be on my way. I may come to the same crossroad again…and this time it may be the right path to choose. Things change, life continues to evolve and only I am responsible for the decisions I make…..and the consequences of those decisions are mine to own.
Until next time….