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When will we ever learn?

It’s amazing how things work in life. We all make mistakes, we all tell ourselves we’ll never make that mistake again, and yet history repeats itself consistently. Some of us might refrain from repeated blunders, but how many of us just never quite get it?

Everyone has a flaw, at least one. Whether it’s a lack of discipline, organization, confidence, honesty, commitment, loyalty, patience, or some other intangible, we are who we are.  As a result, it can be quite a challenge to actually learn from our mistakes. It can be almost impossible to keep history from repeating.

How do we take ourselves outside of our innate programming and actually “change”? Is it possible? Are we so hardwired whether by nature, nurture, or a combination of both, that we’re unable to really avoid repeating our mistakes? Is it possible to “program” a child or ourselves to literally learn from their mistakes. Instead of teaching them what to do or not to do, is it possible to teach them to analyze a situation as right or wrong and then act in the future based on that how to avoid making that mistake in the future?

December 31, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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