But may I try what you tried that turned into a mistake and see what my trial could turn into? My fingers might be magic.
Are there times when you feel like you don’t want to be corrected, you want to do what you want to do and if you fail, or if you’re wrong, you’re willing to face the consequences? The times when you’re certain of something, or not so certain and you want to try anyway because you’ve done extensive calculations and your guts have given a go-ahead, but you get pulled down and scolded like a little child by others, even being sampled similar past events and actions of people so you see how those failed and how you would too, and no one takes your side? You’ve had one of those?
I feel like I’m communicating in rhethorics. All I want is to make my mistakes without anyone telling me how I should have known better and then downplay my efforts. This sounds maybe stupid at a time when we’re supposed to save this valuable time and be productive with as many hours as we can manage – life being tougher and a lot more competitive than generations ago; time being scarcer especially when you count off the hours you spend drowsy, sleeping or in traffic (if you’re in a place like Lagos). It’s funny that we spend an average of 6hrs daily in traffic commuting to and fro wherevers.
There was this proverb when I was growing up, “Learn from the mistakes of others, so you’ll come by easily what others strived so hard for”. As true as this is, I believe “mistakes” can be relative, though not in the sense of someone’s meat being another’s poison, but, some successes could only have happened if you noticed a trend in your errors and flipped them, and if you didn’t make those mistakes, you wouldn’t get quite the fulfillment out of those endeavors like you did after. Sometimes I just feel like there are necessary mistakes to produce that great substance in the long run.
Don’t get me wrong, there are those 100% epic fail mistakes where you will only be applying foolishness to repeat the order, because you will fail and then see you only wasted precious time. And there are successes you come by where you wouldn’t have to have gone through several severe mistakes. There are established formulas, built-in procedures, tried and tested work- we just have to know the difference between all these and ordinary failed intuition.