Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Rewards from Making Mistakes
I can remember growing up being encouraged not to make mistakes. However, it was me making mistakes that opened my eyes to each particular situation and gave me a vision of what to do as well as what not to do. I can remember making mistakes and being laughed at and teased. We as Americans have become too fixed on putting the other guy down in order to rise up and shine; especially those in the hip-hop community. It has become about more flash than true substance. No loyality, self-development or interest in team spirit. It's only about who has the biggest car, rims, and necklace. But then if you look at the entire country, you can see the same thing. This way of life is encouraged by the media and big businesses through commericals and ads as if this is a true way of life. When, in actuality, this way of life is a great mistake and destroys our youth by teaching a false sense of spending instead of saving or helping humanity. We should see the good in other people and try to develop those qualities in ourselves instead of looking for their faults and trying to destroy their character. This is a common mistake made by most. By correcting these mistakes we can make the world a better place one person at a time. It's time to take control of our minds, bodies, and souls, and make every minute of our life count - because life is too short. Now if there is anyone out there who has some mistakes that they have made in life but which have turned into blessings for you, I would like for you to share your story with me.