It is often said that those who are aged are also wise. And it is very true; at least in most cases. Those who grow in age, grow in wisdom too. They gain wisdom through their experiences. They face various trials and tribulations of life and fall at uneven grounds before they learn to stand again. Thus, facing problems and learning from experiences makes one grow.
To be old and wise, you must first have to be young and stupid.
People who appear to be experts are usually those who have worked hard enough to reach their current status. They became experts by learning the essential skills that are required for them to learn. If you want to become one, you must also undergo learning, unlearning and relearning.
As an English teacher, I always tell my students that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as they learn from them. If they are not making any mistakes or asking any questions, then they shouldn’t be taking the class anymore. I believe that the best learning zone is a place where they are willing to venture into something you don’t know and try to conquer it.
You may fail and stumble a number of times but do not lose heart and continue to move ahead with great zeal and determination. You can laugh at yourself for making foolish mistakes, but do not forget to avoid making them for the second time.
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