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Needless lessons

June 9, 2017

Learning is always good and it is good in any form. However, some lessons are better learned from a distance. It is better not to have to burn oneself bad to learn that fire hurts, it is better to learn it from the experience of others. Likewise some lessons from mistakes are costly, irreparable. Those lessons that await the other end of guesses/calculation need to be navigated carefully. We needn’t fear mistakes, but we need to weigh risks. There is no harm in being cautious, for it is the lack of it that’s most often the shortcut to trouble. It is best to do all else needed to ready up for opportunity before putting it all out on the line for that lone tempting breakthrough (shortcut should be a synonym). In fact every opportunity comes seeking the man who excels right where he is.

But in spite of it all, if you’ve made the mistake, do this: Just get up, dust yourself and be onward home. For it’s better to be on with it sooner than later.

From → observation

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