Lessons that I picked up during my growing up years:
Life is led forward but understood backwards. A lot of times; when we rightly begin to understand a particular aspect of life- we outgrow that need. To live life well – one needs to understand life well. It is not a rocket science. You can get most formulae correct by just looking at the lives of so many people in your life- your parents, your relatives, your friends, your classmates, your boss…
Will regularly write few of my lessons out of having made mistakes. This is the first one :-
GO OUT & MAKE MISTAKES :-
One reason, because of which one can make self ‘BIG’ early in life is— The more, the early & the extra exposure towards making ‘people’ mistakes. It is important to travel. By travel – I mean actual travel + also exposing the self to the world; making mistakes, over doing things while impressing people etc. It is so much more important to observe the lives of people around than to just observe the opposite sex around you. Be available to life, feel overdone, foolish, melodramatic, idiotic. Have all weird and stupid experiences. BUT -Connect the experiences!!! They will make life a better album of memories.
If I were not travelling / not very consciously observing patterns in the lives of people around – I would be such dead! When we travel, when we meet more people – we create ‘Better reference points’ in life. I get so many ideas about – how a particular thing in life is being done better by another person. Having moved out of my home many years back; I have two learnings :-
- There are many many people smarter than me &
- I must meet them more…I can then measure myself.
Someone beautifully said – ”The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”…I regularly meet a lot of youth- which sounds so confused. I tell them – ‘you are on the track. Clarity follows confusion only. Get out & make mistakes. It is OK.’ While you make mistakes & learn in retrospect; make sure that you are not getting into the habit of making similar mistakes. Do variety mistakes!