Perfection. A concept that we can all agree is basically flawed because it is a perception that society works towards in order to achieve some ‘success’. However, ‘behind the scenes’ of this masterpiece are our shadows called mistakes – forever lurking and keeping you company where ever you may go.
Making a mistake is inevitable and without them we wouldn’t be the individuals we are today; life wouldn’t be the same. Mistakes are a part of our human nature (like DNA) and shouldn’t be looked down upon. As a famous author quoted:
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default”
– J K Rowling
However there is a thin line between a mistake and senseless acts of stupidity. How you define that line is completely up to you, but in my opinion you generally make a mistake unintentionally & don’t repeat them because presumably you learn from the past and move on. Sadly, many people can’t distinguish between the two and do stupid things instead. This leads to a numerous amount of events which keep occurring and repeat on a regular basis creating a viscous cycle.
It is very simple to brush things off and call them mistakes when in all honesty, they are not. Instead of tucking things under a carpet, its better to bring them out in the open and acknowledge them hence allowing you to deal with the situation at an earlier stage. This prevents the repercussions of the severe consequences which may follow.
This all nicely ties in with our responsibilities and where they may lie. Mistake or stupidity…it doesn’t really matter. As long as we accept the outcomes of our action and simply move on, that’s what counts. Time waits for no man and no man should wait for time. We live a life of fast movements, rapid decisions and quick processing so rather than slowing down to gaze into the past, we should power through like a jet to our future – whilst enjoying the ride.